Do I need a solicitor?
The quick and easy answer is that you don’t. There is no legal imperative for you to employ a solicitor to handle the conveyancing when dealing with property. However, it would be rather unwise for you to carry out the work yourself because you probably won’t have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform many of the complex tasks, and you won’t possess the indemnity insurance that all solicitors are obliged to carry to protect clients in the event that something goes wrong.
You need to appoint a solicitor who is experienced, proactive and focused so that you have the best chance of completing your transaction as early as possible. You should also look for such a solicitor who also offers ‘No Completion, No Fee’ protection so that you will only be invoiced for the fees once your transaction has completed successfully.
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The vendor has fitted dormer windows to the flat in Kings Lynn which I think might violate nearby conservation area guidelines
The conveyancing solicitor will carry out searches find out if the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permission from the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk planning authority. If no necessary permissions be available, the solicitor will inform you of the best alternatives, which include requesting an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective approval from Kings Lynn and West Norfolk planning authority.
Do your solicitors manage the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Kings Lynn?
Our recommended conveyancing firms in Kings Lynn commonly get instructed by sellers at auction. Solicitors typically encourage purchasers to appoint a qualified conveyancing lawyer in advance of the date of the auction for a thorough review of the documents.
Following the auction day itself your appointed lawyer is wholly focused on quickly completing all of the legal work inside the reduced time frame as required .
Do we need to select a property lawyer usually used by the agent?
Estate agent referrals are a common practice path whereby buyers get a solicitor. These referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.
Will I need a house surveyor to check for issues affecting the property we plan to buy?
Homeward Legal strongly advise that you book a house survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that have a negative impact on a property, for example ground movement and roof spread, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.
What makes sale conveyancing legal work to require so much time and effort? Should we be worried?
The legal work undertaken to transfer a property in Kings Lynn could take more time. We do our best to lessen the burden of these delays whenever possible by using fast search providers. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.