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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knutsford

My wife and I are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Knutsford and my mum and dad have sent the 10% deposit to my conveyancer. I am now informed that as the deposit has been sent from someone other than me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my lender. I am advised that, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I informed the bank regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

The conveyancing practitioner is duty bound to clarify with lender to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only reveal this to your lender if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

We are buying a property in Knutsford. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we will need to send our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I am assisting my sister sell her house in Knutsford. Will the conveyancing solicitor order the energy assessment or it is for the seller to see to?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was left as a required element of moving property. An energy assessment should be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors ordinarily organise. Where you are using a Knutsford conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable local providers

I am the single recipient of my late father’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Knutsford. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in December. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be caught by that. Some lenders would take a sensible view as this obligation chiefly exists to identify subsales or the flipping of property.

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Knutsford. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Knutsford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Knutsford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Knutsford come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because builders in Knutsford tend to buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Knutsford or who has acted in the same development.

In searching the world wide web for the term cheap conveyancing in Knutsford it brings up numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for my move?

The best method of choosing the right conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so seek the guidance of friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Knutsford or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Knutsford vary, so it's a good idea to obtain at least three quotes from varying types of solicitors. Make sure that you clarify that the charges are guaranteed not to escalate.

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