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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Springwell

Last May we completed a house move in Springwell. We have noticed several issues with the property which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been conducted for conveyancing in Springwell?

It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Springwell. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor fills in a form known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information is incorrect, then you may have a claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Springwell.

Do I have to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Springwell so that I can pop in to their offices if required.

As opposed to 12 years ago, the vast majority banks no longer need their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to provide ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to instructing a locally based ayer, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Springwell.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Springwell?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Springwell. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Springwell differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Springwell come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because house builders in Springwell typically purchase the site, 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 Springwell or who has acted in the same development.

My husband and I are new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent told us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct their recommended lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Springwell

We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Springwell conveyancing firm - not the ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing figures set by corporate headquarters.

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