It is 10 years ago since I bought my home in Sedbergh. Conveyancing lawyers have just been retained on the sale but I am unable to track down the deeds. Is this a major issue?
Don’t worry too much. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be kept by your lender or they could still be with the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly in most cases the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Sedbergh involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it is more problematic but is not insurmountable.
Is there a search tool that I can use to discover of the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Sedbergh is on the bank’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Leeds Building Society thus paying £175.00 in another set of conveyancing costs.
Feel free to make use of the search tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type ‘Sedbergh’ or your location and you will see numerous solicitors located in Sedbergh or near you.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a residence in Newport but live in Sedbergh. My conveyancer (who is 260 miles awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Sedbergh who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Sedbergh based
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Sedbergh conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Sedbergh conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Sedbergh conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be of use:
What volume of lease extensions has the firm conducted in Sedbergh in the last year? Can they put you in touch with clients in Sedbergh who can give a testimonial?
Sedbergh Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to buying
Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability? Is anyone aware of any major works on the horizon that could increase the service charges?
I am thinking of instructing a web based solicitor ahead of a Sedbergh conveyancing firm. Am I making a mistake?
Advantages do exist in having the opportunity to visit a local Sedbergh conveyancing solicitor for instance
- signing documents on short notice
- often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for more complex conveyancing
- the ability to raise concerns if things need to addressed
When analysing quotes, look out for hidden extras. Most decent Sedbergh high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Often online companies appear to offer low cost prices, but have burried 'extras' in the small print.