As someone not used to conveyancing in Martlesham Heath what’s your top tip you can give me concerning the legal transfer of property in Martlesham Heath
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Martlesham Heath or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for conflict between you and others involved in the house moving process. For instance, the vendor, property agent and even potentially your mortgage company. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Martlesham Heath should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the legal process whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.
On occasion a third party with a vested interest will attempt to convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your conveyancer is slow. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is against your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.
We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Martlesham Heath for our home move. Our broker has since notified us that our mortgage company Barclays Direct won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?
A decade ago most mortgage companies had a different appetite for risk. Almost all Martlesham Heath conveyancing firms would have been on many mortgage company panels. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 conducted a thematic investigation into mortgage fraud which concluded: know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, lenders have regularly sought more information from law firms about their operations and the individuals who work for them and establishing certain criteria such a completing on a minimum amount of conveyancing. Many Martlesham Heath conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have a 100% healthy track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Martlesham Heath is one of the hundreds of areas where the lawyers showing on our search results are are authorised to act for Barclays Direct.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Martlesham Heath is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Martlesham Heath are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Martlesham Heath you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Martlesham Heath 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 property.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a property in Neath but live in Martlesham Heath. My solicitor (who is 250 kilometers awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Martlesham Heath who can attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Martlesham Heath
My step-mother purchased her house in Martlesham Heath Six years past. She has got married, widowed and is now married again. She intends to sell the house in a couple of months. I believe she will just be requested to supply copies of her marriage papers to the conveyancing practitioner but she is concerned it will hold up the house move. Should she appoint a conveyancing practitioner to update the Land Registry details for the house?
You are not required to bring up to date the register on the basis that you have the proof required to demonstrate how the name change has come about.
The purchaser’s solicitor should check the land registry details and ask for evidence to establish the change of name e.g. marriage certificates.