It is a dozen years since I acquired my property in Little Haven. Conveyancing lawyers have just been appointed on the sale but I can't track down my title deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be retained by the mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly in all probability the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Little Haven relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it is more problematic but is not insurmountable.
I am buying a victorian detached house in Little Haven. We would like to an extension at the rear at the house.Will legal due diligence on the property involve checks to determine if these works are permitted?
Your conveyancer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Little Haven will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of changes or necessitated the consent of another owner. Certain extensions require local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
How can we know in advance if a Little Haven conveyancing solicitor on the Clydesdale panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Little Haven seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.
We expect to receive a AIP from Coventry BS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Coventry BS recommend any Little Haven solicitors on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Little Haven solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Coventry BS through the process.
My partner and I are planning on selling our house in Little Haven and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any high street Little Haven conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Little Haven. We have lived in Little Haven for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
How does conveyancing in Little Haven differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Little Haven approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because developers in Little Haven usually acquire 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 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 Little Haven or who has acted in the same development.
We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent told us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we use the agent's chosen conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Little Haven
It is unlikely the owners are driving this. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Contact the sellers directly and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to appoint your own,trusted Little Haven conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a kickback or hit his conveyancing figures set by HQ.