When will exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Wool and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?
If you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Wool you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the firms we recommend provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract simply enables the firm to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Wool)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
We are intent on selling our property in Wool and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a nationwide conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Wool. Having lived in Wool for many years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to enquire of 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Wool prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will not give a loan on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Wool. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Wool to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
How do I locate a Wool solicitor on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am willing to travel upto 10miles to meet the solicitor.
You can use the facility on this page. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Wool conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Wool conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to verify if they are on the Barnsley Building Society panel
Am I better off to instruct a Wool conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal work but her office is a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street Wool conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign documents, deliver your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Wool know how is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that should outweigh using an unknown Wool conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.