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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Handforth

My grandson is purchasing a house that has just been built in Handforth with a mortgage from HSBC. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the HSBC conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Should our conveyancer be making enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Handforth.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Handforth. There are those who purchase a property in Handforth, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Handforth. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the owner to determine if the premises has historically flooded. If the premises has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer could commence a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect answer. The buyer’s lawyers should also carry out an enviro report. This will reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be carried out.

How does conveyancing in Handforth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Handforth approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because new home sellers in Handforth tend to buy the real estate, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Handforth or who has acted in the same development.

How difficult is it to swap firm as I have to find a firm on the TSB conveyancing list. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in Handforth five minutes from me but she is not approved by TSB

It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Handforth on the TSB panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Handforth. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Handforth.

What type of premises does your Handforth conveyancing estimates relate to?

The quotes issued are only applicable to standard residential homes in England & Wales. Should you have any different needs such as industrial or agricultural property or commercial conveyancing in Handforth do contact us to consider your requirements .

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