Completed the sale of my flat in Royton last February yet the purchaser is SMS messaging every few hours complaining that their solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?
Following your disposal your solicitor should send the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Where relevant, your conveyancer must also evidence that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion steps unique to conveyancing in Royton.
We hope to to purchase with Coventry BS. I called into 3 or 4 local firms but cant to find a Royton conveyancing firm on the Coventry BS panel. Can you help?
You should make the most of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type Royton or your location and you will be presented with numerous conveyancers based in Royton or nearest you.
I have a semi-detached Edwardian property in Royton. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Godiva Mortgages Ltd. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. Is it worth asking Godiva Mortgages Ltd to clarify?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Royton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
Should I be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Royton conveyancing company?
As with lots of professional services, often input from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are many players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and banks might all recommend lawyers to instruct. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there exists a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the right to appoint your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that the majority of banks operate an approved list of solicitors you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your conveyancing.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the lender conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the lender approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the lender solicitor panel.