I was advised yesterday by my estate agent that my Southend On Sea lawyer is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be sure whether this is correct?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your Southend On Sea lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the primary reason for delay in Southend On Sea conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Southend On Sea.
How does conveyancing in Southend On Sea differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Southend On Sea approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Southend On Sea typically buy the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Southend On Sea or who has acted in the same development.
Taking into account that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on a two bedroom apartment in Southend On Sea I would like to have a conversation with the solicitor regarding thehouse move prior to appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the conveyancer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Southend On Sea.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a matter reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for your conveyancing in Southend On Sea should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
Am I better off to appoint a Southend On Sea conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am buying? We have a good friend who can handle the conveyancing but his firm is located 300kilometers drive away.
The benefit of a local Southend On Sea conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign documents, present your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Southend On Sea know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and on the whole were impressed that should surpass using an unknown Southend On Sea conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being Southend On Sea based.