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Ready to buy a new home in Handforth? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Handforth conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Handforth

The sellers of the house we are looking to purchase have appointed a conveyancing firm in Handforth who has suggested a exclusivity agreement with a non-refundable deposit 10k. Are such arrangements promoted for Handforth conveyancing transactions?

Lock out contracts are contracts binding a property seller and purchaser giving the buyer a ‘clear field’ to the sale of the property within an agreed time frame. For all intents and purposes, a lock out agreement is a contract stating that you should have a contract at a later time being the contract for the actual sale. It is generally utilised for buyer assurance though in many situations, the proprietor may enjoy an upside from such agreements as well. There are numerous pros and cons to having them but you should to check with your conveyancer but beware that it may result in costing you more in conveyancing charges. In light of this these contracts are unusual when it comes to conveyancing in Handforth.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could impact a commercial estate in Handforth?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Handforth will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Handforth. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Handforth.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Handforth it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Handforth commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Handforth.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Handforth I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Handforth for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

We are four weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to a firm by the local agent to do our conveyancing in Handforth. I am am starting to be dissatisfied with the quality of service. Can you help me find new conveyancers?

A lawyer would have to be really bad in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? If so you must make them aware of the new conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-issued. Your solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid escalating charges and delays. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our find a solicitor tool can assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Handforth

My step-son is embarking on her first house purchase, the home loan was agreed last week in principle. When the seller agreed the offer on the apartment we telephoned the lender to move forward with his. We were shocked to learn that banks do not accept all conveyancing practitioner, they need to be on their approved list, is this legal?

Banks ordinarily restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing firms on their panel. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Handforth lawyer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Presumably not.

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