Whether you're a layman looking to understand your own transaction or a lawyer needing assistance with a client's conveyancing our step by step sale and purchase guides will lead you through the process while our mini guides will break the whole thing into manageable chunks and give a deep insight into the key issues and stages. Leasehold, freehold, unregistered, registered – we've got it all covered.
Need help with a remortgage or transfer of equity / deed of gift? Our guides will walk you through the process and highlight some of the common pitfalls. Mortgages and transfers can be very simple procedures but complex issues can sometimes arise and mistakes are easily made. These guides will help you deal with them.
So you want to have a go at your own conveyancing? First you should read about the risks, then if you're still happy to proceed, our guides will take you through each stage of the process telling you what to look out for and helping you avoid falling into expensive traps. Our subscription service will give you access to all of the documents you should need for your conveyancing and we can even supply you with the Land Registry Official Copies you'll need. Our general guides will cover all the obstacles you are likely to face and offer a practical solution. Have a look at our sale and purchase guides too.
A big part of the conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. This section tells you all about them. What they are, how and when to order them and how to interpret the results. Each search has its own guide and you'll see they are separated into Standard (should be done in every case), Regional (area specific) and Optional (not essential but often useful tools for the would be purchaser). All buyers should beware that when you buy a property, the law assumes that you have seen the information that would have been revealed by searches whether or not you have actually carried them out, so you buy the property subject to the results.
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The sale of my house was progressing fine until my buyer's solicitor found out that there is no completion certificate for a 2 storey extension built in 1999. I bought the house in 2004 & had completely forgotten that this came to light when I was buying it, I had a survey done which revealed only minor non compliances with the regs. My solicitor said not to worry & suggested an indemnity certificate. My buyer has now decided to get a survey done (tomorrow.) I was looking through my old paperwork for when I bought the house and found a print of an email from a couple of months before I bought the house from the local BCO-I must have made enquiries about the lack of certificate and he'd replied with a list of minor work needed to sign it off; all previous work had been passed. I did intend to get these jobs done but forgot all about it until now. From what I have read, approaching the LA makes an indemnity certificate invalid. Does this include historic contact, i.e. emails from 2004? I haven't told my solicitor yet I've found this email. In one respect it's good because it shows that actualy nothing major hasn't been approved. But if my buyer is happy with a survey and a certificate should I just keep quiet for now? I don't know what to say to the surveyor if he asks questions about how much I know regarding the inspections that were done at the time.
Non-disclosure in this case may classed as fraudulent misrepresentation for which you my be sued by the buyer. You should disclose everything. You are right that this contact may mean that indemnity insurance cannot be obtained but given the time that has passed the insurers may be ok with it. If anything it reduces the risk of a claim because the council were made aware of the non-compliance and have not taken any action.