We are buying a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Seascale and Sellafield who is on the UBS solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield.
Should my lawyer be raising questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield. Some people will acquire a house in Seascale and Sellafield, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.
Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their solicitors which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Seascale and Sellafield. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard inquiry of the owner to determine if the property has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer may bring a legal claim for losses stemming from an inaccurate answer. The buyer’s conveyancers will also commission an enviro report. This should higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be carried out.
How does conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Seascale and Sellafield come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because new home sellers in Seascale and Sellafield tend to purchase the land, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield or who has acted in the same development.
How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Seascale and Sellafield and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to provides protection to business lessees, giving them the right to make a request to court for a new tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Seascale and Sellafield is one of our many areas of the UK in which our lawyers are based
We are soon to purchasing a house in Seascale and Sellafield. Conveyancing is not over but we wish to have our transaction price a secret from sites such as Rightmove. How do I make sure this is not disclosed?
The Land Registry as a matter of law obliged to reveal price sold information on a register of the title for domestic properties countrywide including properties in Seascale and Sellafield. The register of title is a public document, so HM Land Registry would be breaking the law excluded specific homes such as your property in Seascale and Sellafield.
You can ask HMLR to hide the amount paid entry however the answer will be a No.