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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Herefordshire

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Herefordshire is not identified on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s work?

That is most likely a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the Herefordshire conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

My partner and I have just bought a house in Herefordshire. We have since encountered a number of problems with the house which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been conducted for conveyancing in Herefordshire?

The question is vague as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in Herefordshire. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller fills in a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers is inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Herefordshire.

We see that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Herefordshire?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Herefordshire.

Have purchased a a terraced house in Herefordshire , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to register my proprietorship? My Herefordshire conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check that my purchase is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Herefordshire registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any interested persons or bodies. Currently in the region of three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration takes place once the new owner is living at the premises thus an expedited registration is not typically top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Herefordshire conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Herefordshire conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Herefordshire conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not? What volume of lease extensions has the firm conducted in Herefordshire in the last year?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Herefordshire - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying

    Are there any major works in the planning that will likely increase the service fees? You should be aware that where the lease has fewer than 80 years it will impact the salability of the flat. It is worth checking with your bank that they are willing to lend given the lease term. A short lease means that you will probably require a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the property for 24 months before you are eligible to exercise a lease extension. Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability?

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