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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shefford

Is it the case that all Shefford conveyancing solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Nottingham. Shefford conveyancing lawyers are appointed. How long does it take for Nottingham to forward the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Nottingham completed the valuation? Have you advised Nottingham as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

Coventry BS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a property in Shefford has been accepted, what are the next steps?

Your estate agent will need to be informed of your property lawyer's details (be sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s approved list). Contact Coventry BS or your financial adviser and complete any outstanding documentation. Coventry BS will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to arrange a slot for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Coventry BS will issue the offer to you and your conveyancers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Shefford.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Shefford?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Shefford will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Shefford. 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 Shefford.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Shefford it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Shefford commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Shefford.

Me and my brother have a terraced Victorian house in Shefford. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Nationwide Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review 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 Shefford 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 position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Shefford is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Shefford are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Shefford you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Shefford may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

In searching the world wide web for the words cheap conveyancing in Shefford it shows results of many solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for purchase transaction?

The ideal method of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so ask friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Shefford or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Shefford vary, so it's advisable to obtain a minimum of three estimates from different property lawyers. Be sure to obtain confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

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