We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Darlington Building Society. We have called around locally but cant to find a Stotfold conveyancing firm on the Darlington Building Society panel. Please you assist?
You should take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this page. Pick the lender and type Stotfold or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer based in Stotfold or near you.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Stotfold and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Stotfold. We have lived in Stotfold for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Stotfold for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Stotfold conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Stotfold differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Stotfold come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because house builders in Stotfold 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Stotfold or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Stotfold is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Stotfold are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Stotfold you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stotfold may determine 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.