My husband and I are purchasing a brand new flat in Halesworth and my lawyer is advising me that she has to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the seller. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I have no desire to prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Completed the sale of my flat in Halesworth last April yet the purchaser is Skype messaging every few hours complaining that her conveyancer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?
Post completion of your house sale your solicitor is duty bound to deliver the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. If applicable, your solicitor must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion formalities peculiar conveyancing in Halesworth.
I am intent on selling our home in Halesworth and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Halesworth lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a nationwide conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Halesworth. Having lived in Halesworth for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I have recentlydiscovered that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Halesworth for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest method to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Halesworth conveyancing specialists.
Am I better off to use a Halesworth conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can handle the legal formalities however they are based 400kilometers away.
The benefit of a local Halesworth conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, present your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that should surpass using an unfamiliar Halesworth conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.