The property market in Sandbach is hotting up. What can I do to speed up the legal process?
In a situation where the seller is applying pressure for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your lawyer is familiar with the location as they will make use of local contacts and intelligence. It is even conceivable that they may have handled previoushouses in the same road. Therefore consider using a Sandbach conveyancing firm. In addition, make sure that the lawyer is on the member panel. It is understood that just under twenty per cent of Sandbach conveyancing transactions are frustrated or jeopardised after finding out that a purchaser’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s member panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the home move being frustrated by an average of 21 days. It is said that this issue affects approximately 100,000 home moves annually. Many Sandbach conveyancing firms can not represent certain banks so do check as early as possible.
At what point does exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Sandbach and am I required to attend the solicitors branch?
If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Sandbach you are invited in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we recommend supply a nationwide conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the solicitor to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Sandbach)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
Should my solicitor be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Sandbach.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Sandbach. There are those who buy a property in Sandbach, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Sandbach. The standard property information forms given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the owner to discover whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser may bring a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading reply. The buyer’s conveyancers will also order an environmental report. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be conducted.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Sandbach ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to issue a mortgage on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Sandbach. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent has warned us that the owners will only move forward if we use their recommended conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Sandbach
It is highly unlikely the vendors are driving this. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to instruct your own,trusted Sandbach conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by HQ.