I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Northwich. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Northwich of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, 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 Northwich differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Northwich contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Northwich 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Northwich or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Northwich is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Northwich are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Northwich you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Northwich 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 premises.
Is it simple use your search tool to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Northwich on the panel for my mortgage?
1st select a mortgage company such as Barclays , Skipton Building Society or TSB then type in your location e.g. Northwich. Conveyancing practices in Northwich and beyond will then be listed.
Am I best advised to instruct a Northwich conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can execute the legal formalities but her office is 300kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a local Northwich conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute documents, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Northwich know how is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and they were impressed that should surpass using an unknown Northwich conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.