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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Sankey

As I am unsure how the conveyancing bit works what is the most important piece of guidance you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Great Sankey?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Great Sankey and elsewhere in Cheshire is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the seller, estate agent and sometimes a bank. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Great Sankey should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose role it is to protect your best interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a definite increase of a "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you should always trust your solicitor above the other players when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

The Great Sankey conveyancing firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Great Sankey have suddenly shut down. I only went with them because I needed a lawyer on the RBS conveyancing panel and my preferred Great Sankey lawyer was not. I paid them funds on account. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the RBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.

What will a local search inform me concerning the property my wife and I buying in Great Sankey?

Great Sankey conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Onsearch The local search plays an important part in most Great Sankey conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Great Sankey. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Great Sankey of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Great Sankey is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Great Sankey are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Great Sankey you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Great Sankey may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

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