Finally the sale completed on my house in North Cave last July yet the purchaser is whats apping every few hours to say her solicitor needs to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
Following your disposal your conveyancer is obliged to forward the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Where relevant, your solicitor must also evidence that the mortgage has been discharged to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks just for conveyancing in North Cave.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in North Cave and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street North Cave conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in North Cave. Having lived in North Cave for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek clarification need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
It has been five months following my purchase conveyancing in North Cave concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in North Cave differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in North Cave come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because developers in North Cave usually buy the land, 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 conveyancers 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 North Cave or who has acted in the same development.
My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in North Cave. I need to find out if they are on the bank's approved list of lawyers. Could you or the bank confirm if they are on the panel?
One option is to call the lawyer to check if they are on the bank's approved list. Alternatively please call us and we can make some checks for you. If they are not on the lender panel we can certainly arrange a reputable conveyancing solicitor in North Cave on the panel for your lender.