It is 10 years ago since I purchased my house in Retford. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been instructed on the sale but I can't locate the title documents. Is this a problem?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be retained by the mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the solicitor who acted in the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Retford relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
How does conveyancing in Retford differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Retford come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because developers in Retford typically acquire the site, 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 Retford or who has acted in the same development.
What is different about your site and other internet conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in Retford?
At this site receive a conveyancing quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues of your conveyancing in Retford. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate commission deals with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the most commission, not the best value conveyancing in Retford
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Retford for my house move. Can I see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone can review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training requirements.
I have today had an offer accepted on a leasehold flat in Retford and the mortgage adviser that we are dealing with recommended his solicitor. They quoted £800 excluding VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound reasonable?
Don't just go on one quote. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Retford. Then choose one that you trust and just as important, is on the approved panel of the mortgage company that you are sourcing your mortgage from.