Completed the sale of my flat in Henlow last November yet the purchaser is Skype messaging daily to say her lawyer needs to hear from mylawyer. What should have happened now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your lawyer is committed to deliver the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer should also evidence that the mortgage has been discharged to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements just for conveyancing in Henlow.
My Solicitor in Henlow is not listed on the HSBC Bank Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the HSBC Bank panel?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Carry on with your preferred Henlow solicitors but HSBC Bank will need to retain a solicitor on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing fees and cause delays.
- Find a new practitioner to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are on the HSBC Bank panel
I am buying a new build flat in Henlow. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Henlow
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
Am I right to be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Henlow conveyancing company?
As is the case with many professional services, often suggestions from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are lots of parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks may suggest lawyers to select. Sometimes these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there might be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to select your own conveyancer. Don't forget that some mortgage providers specify a panel list of solicitors you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your transaction.
As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a house in Cardiff but reside in Henlow. My solicitor (who is 300 miles from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Henlow who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Henlow