The conveyancing solicitors who work with Staffordshire Knot Estate Agents adopt a proactive approach to conveyancing, helping drive your purchase forward and ultimately helping you to make your move faster.
Covering Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands your property lawyer will represent your interests and gather and review all the necessary checks and searches.
When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor through Staffordshire Knot Estate Agents they will endeavour to meet any requirements you have. Once instructed, your conveyancing solicitor ensures the seller has the legal right to sell the property, that the land itself is free from issues and that all financing is in order.
They will ask the seller’s solicitor a number of questions (known as enquiries) about the property’s use and history and carry out important property searches.
Your solicitor must also check the mortgage arrangements, as well as looking after the lender’s interest where a mortgage is being taken out.
There is more work and risk involved when representing a buyer because of the legal principle known as caveat emptor or “buyer beware”‘. This means it is the responsibility of the buyer’s solicitors to raise all pertinent questions about the property. Buyers must be aware there is no obligation on the seller to disclose anything unless asked directly.
The following are the keys stages of the purchase conveyancing process once an offer has been accepted:
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