Solicitor fees for buying a house UK have many contingencies worked into them and it is wise to look carefully at your quote to ensure that problematic eventualities are completely covered.
What happens if you buy a house that is then discovered to belong to someone other than the ‘seller’?
Although many different checks are made, some frauds to go through to completion and if that happens then the buyer will be out of pocket for everything including solicitors fees for buying a house. They will also not legally own the property they thought they bought.
What should you look out for?
These signs should be a warning that your seller may need to be examined by conveyancing solicitors more closely. Sometimes, clients can demand a very fast sale, with an offer accepted on the basis of completion within a short period of time. Of course, this can be entirely legitimate due to needing the money, but it can also be a sign of fraud. Empty properties can also be open to fraudulent actions and details will need to be thoroughly checked. This is especially true if the seller has never lived at the property (i.e. they have said it was an inheritance, for example).
In some cases, surveys and searches can show that building works have taken place – is the seller aware of these works, or do they seem unsure when questioned further about them?
Can the seller provide utility bills for the property? Even if they don’t live there, they are still responsible for the bills and should have copies. These are important points to consider.
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