Completed the sale of my flat in Snodland last June yet the purchaser is whats apping every few hours to say their lawyer needs to hear from mine. What should have happened following completion?
Following your sale your solicitor should send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Where relevant, your lawyer should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures peculiar conveyancing in Snodland.
A friend suggested that where I am buying in Snodland I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Snodland conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Snodland around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Snodland.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Snodland. Now, I need the documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Snodland of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am purchasing my first flat in Snodland with a mortgage from The Mortgage Works. The builders would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent advised me not to tell my solicitor about the side-deal as it could adversely affect my loan with The Mortgage Works. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I have been advised by numerous selling agents in Snodland to choose a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers over another?
We don’t make any financial incentive for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.