Completed the sale of my flat in Kempston last November but my buyer keeps calling every few hours complaining that her solicitor needs to hear from mylawyer. What should have happened following completion?
After completion of your disposal your conveyancer is obliged to forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your solicitor should also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Kempston.
Do I need to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Kempston so that I can attend their offices if required.
As opposed to 15 years ago, most lenders no longer oblige their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to hand over ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to choosing a locally based practitioner, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Kempston.
I just bought a house at auction in Kempston. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?
Now that you are to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you now have to find a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of urgency as you will have a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the transaction. An auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke auction pack. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You should pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete on the on the contractual date .
We are planning to move home in April. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Kempston. Conveyancing lawyer was found before I stumbled across your page.
On the day of completion you can collect the house keys from the selling agent but this can only take place when the vendors conveyancers confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be given over. You will need to tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal organisation but can help you choose a residential property solicitor in Kempston or a legal practice that specialises in conveyancing in Kempston.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Kempston. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an upfront payment of £175. A couple of days later, the solicitor contacted me to say that they were not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Leeds Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
3 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Kempston concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
My friend mentioned that before choosing a conveyancing firm they must be approved by your lender. This is my first house move but I have an AIP from Santander and I already have a high street conveyancing solicitor in Kempston on standby. Will Birmingham Midhshires require an approved lawyer to be selected? If so, where do I find that list for my conveyancing in Kempston?
You should choose a solicitor that is on the Birmingham Midhshires panel. Simply telephone your chosen Kempston conveyancing solicitor to check if they are on the Birmingham Midhshires panel. If they are not on the panel you have a couple of alternatives available to you here:
- Complete the deal with your existing Kempston lawyer but Birmingham Midhshires will need to use a property lawyer from their approved panel. The net impact is additional cost together with probable delay.
- Choose a fresh conveyancer to conduct the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the Birmingham Midhshires conveyancing panel.
- Convince your conveyancer to pull out all the stops to get accepted on the Birmingham Midhshires panel of solicitors.