I am buying a property for cash in Hyde. I have lived for the previous twelve years in Hyde. Conveyancing searches are expensive. 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?
Provided that you do not need a home loan, then almost all of the Hyde conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer will try and steer you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but he is duty bound to take that path of advice. Do take into account; if you are going to dispose of the house one day, it will be of relevance to your future purchaser what the searches determine. On occasion houses with functional issues can still show up unexpected search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Hyde should provide you some helpful advice here.
We are buying a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Hyde who is on the Coventry BS approved panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Coventry BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Hyde.
We are selling our home in Hyde and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a factory type conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Hyde. We have lived in Hyde for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. 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)
I am purchasing a new build house in Hyde benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The house builders rep advised me not disclose to my lawyer about the deal as it would adversely affect my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Hyde for my house move. Can I review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
One may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training reasons.