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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harehills

As someone not used to the Harehills conveyancing process what is the number one tip you can give me for the home moving process in Harehills

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Harehills or throughout Leeds is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for conflict between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the vendor, selling agent and even potentially your mortgage company. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Harehills is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the legal process whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a potential adversary may attempt to convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your solicitor is slow. Or your mortgage broker may advise you to do take action that is against your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

I am considering applying for a Coventry BS mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Harehills with 60% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Coventry BS ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Coventry BS will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

It has been 2 months since my purchase conveyancing in Harehills took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Harehills is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Harehills are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Harehills you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Harehills may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Am I best advised to choose a Harehills conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can handle the legal formalities however they are based over three hundred miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Harehills conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign documents, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and in the main were happy that should surpass using an unfamiliar Harehills conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.

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