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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Purfleet

I am downsizing from our property in Purfleet and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A high street Purfleet conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Purfleet. Having lived in Purfleet for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with 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 health insurance to cover that same illness)

I completed on my apartment on 8 September and the transaction details are still not on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Purfleet expressed confidence that it will be recorded in less than a month. Are properties in Purfleet particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Purfleet registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any interested persons or bodies. As of today approximately three quarters of such applications are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the purchaser has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not usually primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Purfleet is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Purfleet are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Purfleet you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Purfleet 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 residence.

Is it best to appoint a Purfleet conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can handle the conveyancing but his firm is located approximately 350miles away.

The benefit of a local Purfleet conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Purfleet know how is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and the majority were impressed that should outweigh using an unknown Purfleet conveyancing lawyer just because they are Purfleet based.

My mum and dad are unable to locate their Purfleet land registry title on the website. They recall that back in the 70’s when they bought the property there were complications with Purfleet not being recognised in some systems.

The vast majority of premises in Purfleet should be revealed. Have you tried a search to simply the postcode. Normally it will mention all the residences inside the postcode. Where recorded it will be there with a title number. Where they bought back in the 60’s it's conceivable it may be not yet registered. The address might still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to track down the original title deeds which may be with your parent’s mortgage company.

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