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Many home-buyers aren’t aware that they are free to choose.
Sadly, it’s becoming increasingly common for some house builders to put pressure on buyers to use their preferred firm of solicitors to carry out conveyancing.
But, if you think about it, it’s probably not a wise move to use a firm that the builder recommends. If there’s a problem, a solicitor who is recommended may have a conflict of interest if they are linked to the Builder and your best interests may not be protected.
There are a number of common problems which may arise as a result of using a solicitor who is not truly independent, including:
Boundary disputes It is not uncommon for house builders to make errors in boundary positions, rights of way, land ownership or parking spaces during land registration.
Escalating ground rents In recent years, a growing scandal has emerged, particularly involving new-build properties.
Some have leases with terms that have meant ground rents have been spiralling out of control, or clauses in the lease have left home owners unable to make improvements to their property without being penalised. Recent cases have included:
Many housebuilders include restrictions on any future extensions you may wish to carry out. Some are reasonable, but others less so. For example, would you be happy if you found out that you could not:
When you buy a new home, you need peace of mind that the solicitor you instruct to carry out your conveyancing is acting in YOUR best interests and not in the interests of anyone else.
It is important that you do not feel coerced into signing up with a solicitor recommended by your house builder. In fact, it is illegal for them to force you to use a particular solicitor.
You can be assured that Mander Hadley’s friendly, experienced, independent conveyancing team will always put your needs first in everything we do.
We will support you throughout the house buying process and ensure that there are no nasty hidden clauses or land registry problems which could come back to bite you.
We won’t bamboozle you with legal jargon and we’ll explain in plain English what’s involved.
Contact us now and we will take care of your new build conveyancing needs.