Completed the sale of my flat in Slough last April but our buyer keeps calling me to moan that her conveyancer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
Following your disposal your solicitor should forward the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Where appropriate, your conveyancer must also confirm that the home loan has been discharged to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities peculiar conveyancing in Slough.
We wanted to use a property lawyer in Slough for our house purchase. Our broker has since advised us that our bank Bank of Scotland won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?
Banks in the main restrict either the category or the amount of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a law practice must not be a sole practitioner. As well as restricting the type of firm, a few lenders have reduced the number of solicitor practices they use to act for them. You should note that Bank of Scotland have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Bank of Scotland Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a primary driver in the reduction of solicitor panels a few years ago even though there are differing views about the level of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Figures from the Land Registry indicate that hundreds of law firms, including some in or near Slough only conduct a couple conveyances per annum.
I am selling my house. My past solicitors have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Slough if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Slough. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.
In scouring the internet for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Slough it reveals many property lawyerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right property lawyer for purchase transaction?
The ideal way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so seek the opinion of friends and family who have acquired a property in Slough or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Slough differ, so it's a good idea to request at least four estimates from varying types of property lawyers. Be sure to seek confirmation that the costs are assured not to escalate.
The property lawyers conducting our conveyancing in Slough has forwarded documents to review that reveal that the land is unregistered with epitome documents. Why is the property not currently recorded at the Land Registry?
Although most properties in Slough are now registered with HM Land Registry there are still some that remain unregistered. Any property in Slough that has been remortgaged since the late 1980’s will have been registered at the HM Land Registry under the compulsory ‘first registration’ scheme. However, if a Slough property has not changed hands in that time then it’s likely the old fashioned title deeds will be the only evidence of ownership.Many Slough conveyancing practitioners will be able to handle such matters but where uncertainty prevails the usual recommendation nowadays is for the current owners to register the title first and then deal with the dispose of the property to the purchaser - this no doubt cause a significant delay.