I am purchasing a house for cash in Hitchin. I have lived for the previous 15 years in Hitchin. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I have knowledge of the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?
If you not getting a home loan, then the vast majority of the Hitchin conveyancing searches are optional. Your conveyancer will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to take into account; if you are likely to sell the house at a future date, it may be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches determine. On occasion properties with functional issues can still throw up negative search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Hitchin should be able to give you some practical guidance concerning this.
I am buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Hitchin who is on the National Westminster Bank approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for National Westminster Bank in certain locations such as Hitchin. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My wife and I are downsizing from our property in Hitchin and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Hitchin conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Hitchin. Having lived in Hitchin for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
My wife and I own a renovated Victorian house in Hitchin. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. Is it worth asking Bank of Scotland to clarify?
You should read 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 proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hitchin and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
In sourcing the web for the term conveyancing in Hitchin it shows results of numerous property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancing solicitor for me?
The preferential method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so seek the opinion of colleagues and family who have purchased a property in Hitchin or a reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Hitchin differ, so it's advisable to request at least three estimates from varying types of conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify that the costs are guaranteed not to increase.