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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southwold

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Southwold costs more?

Southwold leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

The Southwold conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my house acquisition in Southwold have suddenly closed. I only went with them because I had to have a solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel and my family Southwold lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What are my options?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist.

How does conveyancing in Southwold differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Southwold contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Southwold usually buy the land, 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 property lawyers 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 Southwold or who has acted in the same development.

I am selling my home. My former lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Southwold if that affects matters.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Southwold. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a house in Cardiff but I am based in Southwold. My solicitor (who is 250 miles awayneeds me to sign a stat dec before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Southwold who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Southwold

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