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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Halstead

I am in need of a conveyancer. Do I opt for an online conveyancer or a local Halstead conveyancing solicitor?

On the whole conveyancing practitioners in your location will have excellent alliances with your local authority, which could help with the Halstead conveyancing searches that your solicitor will need to carry out. It can only help if they enjoy strong rapport with the Local Land Registry Office your area Halstead, other conveyancers in the location and Halstead property agents.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Halstead last June yet the purchaser is texting me to say their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What should have happened now that I have sold?

After completion of your disposal your conveyancer is obliged to deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where appropriate, your lawyer must also evidence that the mortgage has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in Halstead.

My property lawyer in Halstead is not listed on the HSBC Bank Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the HSBC Bank approved list?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Halstead solicitors but HSBC Bank will need to retain a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total legal fees as well as cause frustration.
  2. Choose an alternative lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, remembering to check they are HSBC Bank approved.
  3. Persuade your HSBC Bank based solicitor to attempt to join the HSBC Bank panel

How does conveyancing in Halstead differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Halstead approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because developers in Halstead typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Halstead or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Halstead prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders may not grant a loan on such a property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Halstead. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Halstead especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Halstead.

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