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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stechford

Why would I appoint a Stechford conveyancing solicitors firm given that web based conveyancers are cheap by comparison?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Stechford and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t expend your energy sourcing the cheapest Stechford conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone conversation and can never replicate a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you rarely receive from an web based conveyancer. He or She will update you as to any developments making sure that you are never in the dark. Should you need to phone the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will ensure you are in the know.

Me and my partner are purchasing a apartment in Stechford. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I'm at the point of viewing apartments in Stechford and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this point? I intend to finance via a home loan with HSBC.

You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with HSBC, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Stechford. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

Should my lawyer be raising questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Stechford.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Stechford. Some people will purchase a property in Stechford, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Stechford. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to find out if the property has ever been flooded. If the property has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer may commence a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect response. A buyer’s lawyers will also commission an enviro report. This will indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Stechford?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Stechford. 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…’

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Stechford is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Stechford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Stechford you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stechford may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

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