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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochester

Having sold my house in Rochester last November but the buyer keeps e-mailing daily complaining that her lawyer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?

After completion of your sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where relevant, your conveyancer should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion requirements just for conveyancing in Rochester.

I have recentlybecome aware that Stirling Law have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Rochester for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I check that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to see if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Rochester conveyancing specialists.

How simple is it to transfer to a new conveyancer as I have to select one who is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Rochester round the corner but the firm is not approved by Aldermore

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Rochester on the Aldermore panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Rochester. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Rochester.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but live in Rochester. My solicitor (approximately 300 miles awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Rochester to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Rochester based

I yesterday discovered that one of the directors of the firm acting on the purchase conveyancing in Rochester is an uncle of the vendor. Is this acceptable?

As long as there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. If you are needing a home loan then the bank may have a say as many banks have specific instructions concerning this. For example for Barclays plc as of 8/2/2019, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

Yes in the circumstances stated in 1.15 of Part 1 of the Handbook.

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