It is a dozen years since I purchased my property in Twyford. Conveyancing solicitors have just been appointed on the sale but I am unable to find the deeds. Is this a major issue?
You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be retained by the mortgage company or they may stored with the lawyers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the property will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Twyford involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
I am buying a terraced house in Twyford. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Twyford you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Twyford.
My wife and I are buying a house in Twyford. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? On the day of competition we have to put our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
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 am helping my niece sell her property in Twyford. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy performance certificate or do I organise this?
Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was left as a compulsory component of selling a house. An energy performance certificate must be to hand in advance of the property being put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Twyford conveyancing lawyer they may be able to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with long established local energy assessors
Is it the case that all Twyford solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the HSBC approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be regulated by the CLC.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Twyford?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Twyford. 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…’
I am looking to sell my home. My past conveyancers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Twyford if that makes things easier.
Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Twyford. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.