Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Houghton Regis even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example if I intend to acquire an office in Houghton Regis with a loan from Aldermore?
The service is mainly there to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Houghton Regis but we have set out towards the end of this page some Houghton Regis commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Aldermore
My house in Houghton Regis is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Will my property lawyer need to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Skipton conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Houghton Regis is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Houghton Regis are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Houghton Regis you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Houghton Regis 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.
My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent informed us that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's chosen lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Houghton Regis
It is highly unlikely the vendors are driving this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Contact the vendors directly and make the point that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to appoint your own,trusted Houghton Regis conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing figures demanded by senior management.
How much experience do your Houghton Regis conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?
Houghton Regis conveyancing lawyers help thousands of people move home every year and helped lots of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Houghton Regis conveyancers have worked on recent similar matters.