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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leagrave and Chalton

Our lender has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Leagrave and Chalton but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Leagrave and Chalton or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?

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Will my lawyer be raising enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Leagrave and Chalton.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Leagrave and Chalton. Some people will acquire a house in Leagrave and Chalton, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that can be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Leagrave and Chalton. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard question of the owner to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. If the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer may commence a compensation claim stemming from an inaccurate answer. The buyer’s solicitors should also order an enviro search. This will higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.

How does conveyancing in Leagrave and Chalton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Leagrave and Chalton contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because builders in Leagrave and Chalton tend to buy the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Leagrave and Chalton or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Leagrave and Chalton is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Leagrave and Chalton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Leagrave and Chalton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Leagrave and Chalton may ascertain 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 premises.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Leagrave and Chalton for my sale. Can I see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

Members of the public can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

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