I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Maldon. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Maldon of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, 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 Maldon differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Maldon approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because house builders in Maldon tend to purchase 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Maldon or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Maldon in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to grant a mortgage on such a property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Maldon. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Maldon to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
Hoping to buy a property located in Maldon and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Maldon. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Maldon area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Maldon. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Should I use a Maldon conveyancing practitioner based in the area that I am buying? We have a good friend who can conduct the legal formalities however they are based approximately 350miles drive away.
The benefit of a high street Maldon conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign documents, deliver your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Maldon know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and in the main were happy that must surpass using an unknown Maldon conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.