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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leicestershire

Do I have to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Leicestershire so that I can attend their offices when needed.

As opposed to 12 years ago, almost all lenders no longer oblige their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to supply ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to instructing a locally based ayer, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Leicestershire.

We are purchasing a property in Leicestershire. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we have to put our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

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.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Leicestershire?

There are two types of lawyers who can perform conveyancing in Leicestershire namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide conveyancing services that you need to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. They are both duty bound to carry out Leicestershire conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally administered and that all requirements and procedures should be appropriately followed.

Is it the case that all Leicestershire solicitor firms on the Co-operative conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the organisation would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Will my lawyer be raising questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Leicestershire.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Leicestershire. There are those who buy a property in Leicestershire, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Leicestershire. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual question of the seller to discover whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the seller, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. The buyer’s lawyers will also conduct an enviro report. This should disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be conducted.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Leicestershire is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Leicestershire are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Leicestershire you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Leicestershire may decide 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.

As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but reside in Leicestershire. My conveyancer (approximately 235 miles from merequires that I execute a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Leicestershire who can attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Leicestershire

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