We are purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Handsworth who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Coventry BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Handsworth.
I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when buying a property in Handsworth? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Handsworth?
Unless a prior purchase of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Handsworth to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
I purchased a renovated Edwardian property in Handsworth. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Barclays Direct. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Handsworth and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
Do I need to be wary that 3rd parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a web based conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Handsworth conveyancing company?
As is the case with lots of service providers, often suggestions from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may suggest lawyers to retain. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there exists a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to select your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that some lenders operate an approved list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Swansea but reside in Handsworth. My solicitor (approximately 260 kilometers awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Handsworth to attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Handsworth based