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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rutland

We chose a Rutland based solicitor for my conveyancing in Rutland yesterday. Upon checking the Ts and Cs I notewe are on the hook for charges even if the dealdoes not go ahead. Would I be best advised to choose a web based conveyancing company promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Rutland?

Generally there is a concession along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will generally be more expensive to cover the conveyances that do not proceed. Do bear in mind that such arrangements tend not to cover outlay such your Rutland conveyancing search costs.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Rutland?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Rutland will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Rutland. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Rutland.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Rutland it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may result in delays to Rutland commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Rutland.

I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Rutland. Now, I need my documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Rutland 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.

How does conveyancing in Rutland differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Rutland approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Rutland usually 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Rutland or who has acted in the same development.

I am purchasing a garden maisonette in Rutland. Conveyancing solicitor is waiting for, from the seller, building insurance schedule. I was told today I was advised that the owner needs to forward the insurance documents for the flat above also. Why would my conveyancing practitioner need to check the insurance for the flat above? Is it strictly necessary? We have been in hold for the previous month…

It is not unheard of in leasehold conveyancing in Rutland to discover Conveyancing in Rutland in a minority of cases reveals that the lease requires the tenant's to insure their individual flats as opposed to the landlord insuring the complete property - which is definitely better. You should check with your solicitor but it would appear that your lawyer is seeking to verify that the entire building is insured. Insuring your residence is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the other flat cannot be reconstructed as a result of lack of insurance cover.

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