Finally the sale completed on my house in Urmston last August but my buyer keeps e-mailing every few hours complaining that their lawyer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?
Post completion of your sale your solicitor is committed to send the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion formalities just for conveyancing in Urmston.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as a first time purchaser of a garden flat in Urmston. Do I receive the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Urmston?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens early afternoon.
A relative advised me that in buying a property in Urmston there may be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external changes to a property. Is this right?
There are a number of properties in Urmston which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Urmston should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Urmston. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £175. A couple of days later, the lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the HSBC panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
We are intent on selling our home in Urmston and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Urmston lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Urmston. Having lived in Urmston for three years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You should 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 illness)
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Urmston is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Urmston are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Urmston you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Urmston 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 residence.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Urmston for my home move. Is it possible to see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Anyone can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training purposes.