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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walkden

When does exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Walkden and do I need to attend the conveyancers branch?

If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Walkden you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the law practices we recommend supply a nationwide conveyancing service and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The signing of the property agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Walkden)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Walkden. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Shortly after, the lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the RBS 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 RBS 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.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in April 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Nationwide are being problematic. The Walkden solicitor who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Nationwide are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Nationwide have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nationwide have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nationwide may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I have instructed a Walkden conveyancing practitioner having checked that they are on the Principality conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Principality will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Principality 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 Walkden 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.

Will our solicitor be raising enquiries regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Walkden.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Walkden. There are those who purchase a property in Walkden, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which can figure out the risks in Walkden. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard question of the vendor to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a buyer may issue a claim for damages as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A purchaser’s solicitors should also order an enviro search. This will higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.

four months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Walkden completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

About to purchase a new build flat in Walkden. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Walkden

    Please supply a car parking plan. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

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