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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Spennymoor

Will my solicitor be making enquiries regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Spennymoor.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Spennymoor. There are those who purchase a house in Spennymoor, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their lawyers which should figure out the risks in Spennymoor. The standard completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard inquiry of the seller to discover whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer may issue a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate response. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an enviro search. This will reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations should be made.

How does conveyancing in Spennymoor differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Spennymoor approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because builders in Spennymoor tend to 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 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 Spennymoor or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Spennymoor before instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to give a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Spennymoor. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Do I need to be wary by third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Spennymoor conveyancing firm?

As with many professional services, often input from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. Yet there are numerous players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all suggest conveyancers to use. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to appoint your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that the majority of banks operate an approved list of law firms you must use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.

My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent advised that the owners will only proceed if we appoint the agent's recommended solicitors as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Spennymoor

We suspect that the seller is unaware of this requirement. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they understand (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to instruct your preferred Spennymoor conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.

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