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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rocester

Can the conveyancing practitioners identified via your search tool handle auction conveyancing in Rocester?

We know of a number of niche lawyers we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Rocester is just one of the many locations in which our lawyers cover.

My conveyancer has informed me that flying freehold insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Rocester conveyancing?

The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Skipton Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I'm the sole beneficiary of my late mum's will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Rocester. The Rocester property was put into my name in March. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership could be treated the same way as though I had purchased the property in March. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be impacted by that. How practical a view banks take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this requirement chiefly exists to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

We expect to receive a OIP from Principality this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Principality recommend any Rocester solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Rocester solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Principality conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Principality through the process.

Should our lawyer be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Rocester.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Rocester. Some people will purchase a house in Rocester, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Rocester. The standard information supplied to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard question of the seller to find out whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer could commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect response. The buyer’s solicitors should also commission an environmental search. This will indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be carried out.

I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Rocester. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Rocester 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.

Given that I will soon spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a terraced house in Rocester I wish to talk to a lawyer regarding theconveyancing in advance of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

Absolutely - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Rocester.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a file reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in Rocester should be the figure that you end up paying.

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