We are planning on selling our house in Hull and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Hull lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Hull. Having lived in Hull for six years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer 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 illness)
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Hull before instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders may not grant a loan on a flying freehold home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hull. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Should I be suspicious by brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting an online conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Hull conveyancing practice?
As is the case with many service providers, often input from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. Yet there are numerous players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all put forward conveyancers to appoint. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there exists a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to select your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that some banks specify a panel list of solicitors you have to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.
We are 17 days into a residential purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to execute conveyancing in Hull. I am am extremely frustrated with the quality of service. Could you help me find new lawyers?
A lawyer would need to be really bad to suggest replacing them. Has the loan offer been sent? If so you will need to make them aware of the new solicitor and have the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental charges and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The search tool should help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Hull
We have selected a Hull conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (first time buyers) and have spotted in the Ts and Cs that they are not overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority. Should I be worried or is that usually the case with conveyancing practitioner?
We can't see why they should be. Most lawyer don't lend money. You should check that they are regulated by the SRA, who set specific obligations covering funds sitting by them.