Do the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend carry out auction conveyancing in Victoria Dock?
We know of a few auction practitioners we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Victoria Dock is one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers are based.
Our bank has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Victoria Dock but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Victoria Dock or nearer to where I live. Can you help?
It is by no means the case that all Victoria Dock conveyancing practices are listed all banks conveyancing panel. Do make use of the above search tool to locate a Victoria Dock conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.
This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Victoria Dock. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Victoria Dock?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Victoria Dock. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be able to receive the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens early afternoon.
My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Victoria Dock. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to ascertain if these alterations are allowed?
Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Victoria Dock can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit certain works or need the consent of a 3rd party. Some extensions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
When it comes to lenders such as Barclays, do Victoria Dock lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
How does conveyancing in Victoria Dock differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Victoria Dock contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because builders in Victoria Dock typically 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Victoria Dock or who has acted in the same development.
My husband and I are novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the selling agent told us that the seller will only issue a contract if we use their chosen lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street conveyancer used to conveyancing in Victoria Dock
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this request. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the vendors direct and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to appoint your preferred Victoria Dock conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the estate agent a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing figures demanded by senior management.