My brother and I have lately bought a property in Trefnant. We have noticed several problems with the house which we consider were missed in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been conducted for conveyancing in Trefnant?
The query is not clear as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Trefnant. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor completes a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information ends up being misleading, you could possibly take legal action 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 Trefnant.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Trefnant. Do I collect the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Trefnant?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the owner’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be called to pick up the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
My stepmother pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Trefnant there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?
There are a number of properties in Trefnant which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Trefnant should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Trefnant solicitor - who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Leeds Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Leeds Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Trefnant surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of obstruction in Trefnant house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Trefnant.
How does conveyancing in Trefnant differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Trefnant contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because house builders in Trefnant usually purchase 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 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 Trefnant or who has acted in the same development.
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