I have justfound out that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Snaith for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Snaith conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Snaith differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Snaith approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because house builders in Snaith usually purchase the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Snaith or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Snaith I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Snaith suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?
If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.
How do I identify a Snaith solicitor on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 20miles to meet the solicitor.
You can use the search on this page. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Snaith conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Snaith conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to see whether they are on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list
My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent has warned us that the vendor will only move forward if we instruct the agent's chosen lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Snaith
It is improbable the sellers are driving this. Should the owner require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to instruct your preferred Snaith conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothe ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or achieve conveyancing targets pre-set by senior management.