Last January we completed a house move in West Drayton. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been conducted as part of conveyancing in West Drayton?
The question is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in West Drayton. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller completes a questionnaire referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information ends up being misleading, you could possibly take legal action against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in West Drayton.
I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in West Drayton for our house move. Our broker informed us that our mortgage lenders Bank of Scotland won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?
A bank may direct that a panel solicitor act for it. Borrowers are liable to meet the charges for this. Please make use of our tool to locate a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in West Drayton on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel.
What can a local search inform me concerning the property I am purchasing in West Drayton?
West Drayton conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Searches UK The local search is essential in every West Drayton conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.
I am looking to sell my house. My past solicitors has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in West Drayton if that makes a difference.
Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in West Drayton. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.
We have had DIP from Santander who indicated that they will lend up to £400k. At what point do I need to appoint a solicitor for conveyancing? West Drayton is where we plan to move to.
It would be wise to appoint a solicitor now and ask them to open a file on your behalf. This will kickstart: 1) the selling agent to issue a Sales Memorandum to all parties 2) the seller’s property lawyer to send out the draft paperwork. That being said, do not ask your property lawyer to start searches until you receive your valuation report via Santander and you are happy to move forward.