The Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing firm handling our Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing has identified a discrepancy when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer has advised that he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach appropriate?
Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
I have an AIP. The bank mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would much rather instruct a Stanstead Abbotts based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel conveyancers where you take up the "fee-free" deal. Contact the bank to see if they allow a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Stanstead Abbotts.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Stanstead Abbotts and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Stanstead Abbotts. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Stanstead Abbotts area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Stanstead Abbotts. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Am I best advised to instruct a Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? An old friend can conduct the legal formalities but her office is approximately 350kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute documents, present your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and they were impressed that should surpass using an unknown Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing solicitor just because they are Stanstead Abbotts based.
I acquired a flat in Stanstead Abbotts last 15/6/2018 and to date it is still not registered with the Land Registry. It is part of a development site and my property lawyer told me that it may take 12 months to complete the registration formalities. I have called the Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Should I be concerned?
Contact your solicitor - if you are not getting sensible responses, look up their firm’s complaints procedure and escalate your problem to a Partner. Registrations for Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing are not known to be particularly slow.