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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Needham Market

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Needham Market what’s the number one tip you can give me for the ownership transfer in Needham Market

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Needham Market or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the house moving process. E.g., the vendor, property agent and on occasion your bank. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Needham Market an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the process whose interest is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your lawyer above the other players in the home moving process.

Having spent time researching online forums for a cheap solicitor in Needham Market, many comment that I must use a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's biggest lenders. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Building Societies Association (BSA). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Council of Licensed Conveyancing. Needham Market is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited solicitors.

I am the single recipient of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Needham Market. The Needham Market property was put into my name in November. I plan to dispose of the house. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be considered the same way as if I'd bought the house in November. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be caught by that. Most banks would take a practical view as this requirement chiefly exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Needham Market off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.

My sealed bid on a house in Needham Market has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. I have selected a local conveyancing solicitor in Needham Market. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with TSB going?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (home loan application is approx £1k, then valuation, Needham Market conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your property lawyer is on the TSB approved list. Regarding the next steps this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. In a rising market many home buyers would apply for the mortgage with TSB and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their conveyancer to move forward with the conveyancing in Needham Market.

How does conveyancing in Needham Market differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Needham Market approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because new home sellers in Needham Market typically 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Needham Market or who has acted in the same development.

Am I better off to choose a Needham Market conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am buying? We have a good friend who can handle the conveyancing however his firm is located 300kilometers away.

The benefit of a local Needham Market conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local Needham Market know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and the majority were content that should trump using an unknown Needham Market conveyancing solicitor just because they are Needham Market based.

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