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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Solihull

As I am unsure how the conveyancing bit works what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Solihull?

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Solihull and elsewhere in Birmingham is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for friction between you and others involved in the transaction. For instance, the vendor, property agent and on occasion a mortgage company. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Solihull is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose responsibility is to look after your legal interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a distinct increase in the "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. You must always trust your solicitor ahead of all other players in the conveyancing process.

I need some fast conveyancing in Solihull as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts in less than 2 weeks. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not taking a home loan you have the choice not to do searches although no lawyer would recommend that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Solihull the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and adversely impact future mortgageability: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

Me and my brother have a renovated Edwardian property in Solihull. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and HSBC Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking HSBC Bank to clarify?

You should assess 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 Solihull and other locations in 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 buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, but the property agent informed us that the vendor will only proceed if we instruct their recommended lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family solicitor used to conveyancing in Solihull

We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. If they want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is counter productive. Speak to the owners direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to use your preferred Solihull conveyancing firm - not the ones that will earn the estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.

I have read on a number of consumer advice websites that when choosing a conveyancing lawyer they must be approved by your lender. I am first time buyer with but I have an AIP with Santander and I already have a high street conveyancing solicitor in Solihull lined up. Will Nat West Bank require an approved lawyer to be used? Does a list of approved solicitors even exist so I can choose a conveyancing lawyer in Solihull?

You need to instruct a solicitor that is on the Nat West Bank panel. Simply call your preferred Solihull conveyancing solicitor to check if they are on the Nat West Bank panel. If they are not approved you have a number of options open to you here:

  • Carry on with your existing Solihull conveyancer but Nat West Bank will no doubt retain a property lawyer on their approved list. This will result in additional fees and probable frustration.
  • Get a fresh conveyancer to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Nat West Bank conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancer to attempt to join the mortgage company panel.

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