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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knebworth

The owners have rather assertive vendors who has recommended a lock out agreement with a down payment two thousand pounds. Are such agreements the norm for Knebworth conveyancing transactions?

There are two primary concerns with entering into any lock out agreement (occasionally termed a no-shop agreement) is that it takes away the focus from moving forward with the conveyancing work, so unless it requires little or no negotiation then it could transpire to be a hindrance. It is not promoted by Knebworth conveyancing solicitors for this reason. A further issue is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved buyer is extremely unlikely to win an injunction to bar the seller disposing of the property to an alternative purchaser, so the only remedy open via the contract will be the recovery of abortive charges and, in restricted circumstances, the additional payment of penalties.

The Knebworth conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my purchase in Knebworth have without warning closed. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel and my preferred Knebworth lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.

I require fast conveyancing in Knebworth as I have a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not obtaining a home loan you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Knebworth the following are instances of what can arise and therefore impact the marketability of the property: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Knebworth is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Knebworth are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Knebworth you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Knebworth may determine 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 residence.

Been searching for a conveyancing practitioner for leasehold sale conveyancing in Knebworth. I'm selling, simple no mortgage to redeem, no hurry, currently vacant. Got an estimate from a property lawyer for £900 plus VAT which is a tad steep given that its so straightforward. Can I pay less for conveyancing in Knebworth?

Considering it’s a sale only, £425 + VAT should be about the best for sale conveyancing in Knebworth.

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