My partner and I are acquiring our first home. Our conveyancing practitioner has texted usto check if we would like to purchase extra conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's needed for conveyancing in Victoria Dock
The extent of Victoria Dock conveyancing searches should be triggered based entirely on the property, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the area and risks, your overall approach to risk. What matters is that you properly comprehend what information each search could supply. You may then make a decision if you consider that you need that search. Where you are unclear, ask the conveyancer to explain.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Victoria Dock so that I can attend their offices if required.
These days approved lawyers for mortgage companies carry out their work through Royal Mail, e-mail or over phone calls. This means that they can undertake the conveyancing transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should see if you have the option of attending the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
How does conveyancing in Victoria Dock differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Victoria Dock come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because builders in Victoria Dock typically buy 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 - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent advised that the vendor will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's chosen solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Victoria Dock
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is going to damage their objectives. Contact the sellers directly and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to instruct your preferred Victoria Dock conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will provide their estate agent a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing targets set by senior management.
Our conveyancing solicitor in Victoria Dock has informed me that he requires identification documents stating that this is part of his obligations as a solicitor on the bank Solicitor panel. Can this be correct?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the mortgage company. This is not unique to conveyancing in Victoria Dock