When seeking the right lawyer for your WRAP property purchase, you need to know that the lawyer you choose has expertise in conveyancing. It is also preferable if he or she has handled ‘Vendor Finance’ contracts as well, and is comfortable working with them as not all conveyancers are. Without doubt, you are going to find a solicitor very easily and find several law firms in your local area. Simply look online or through your local directory listings for those near you. Visit a few solicitors first to discuss with them what sort of business you will want them to handle. When you know that they are comfortable in handling a Wrap property deal and you are happy with their attitude, then you’ve likely found the right one.
Buying and selling Wrap Property is clearly a legal process so it’s important that you get the best advice from the start. When a Wrap contract is signed, both parties are committed to a range of legal rights and responsibilities and you need to be clear on what they are and why they need to be in place. You may want to have the option of changing some of the terms and conditions of the contract and your lawyer must know what is possible, what isn’t and what is in the best interests of you.
When you have found the right solicitor, you will need to give their details to your intended Wrappee. There is absolutely no problem with the Wrappee using the same legal firm that you are using but you will likely find that they prefer to find one of their own just to make sure that there is no conflict of interest and they will be more confident that they are getting the best deal possible.
Because Wrappers focus on the capability of the Wrappee to make regular payments, rather than because they fill a certain check box criteria that the banks insist upon, there has to be an acceptance that both the Wrapper and Wrappee are carrying some extra risk. Of course, the Wrapper most certainly seeks to balance the risk he or she takes with the most attractive positive cashflow return from the property they purchase, and they would have taken that into consideration during the risk mitigation process. But the Wrapper is providing a service which not only matches but often betters what the financial institutions can provide because it needs to be tailor made to meet the circumstances of both the Wrapper and Wrappee.
For these reasons, and because of the more unusual circumstances of purchasing the positive cash flow property, it is of the utmost importance that the right Vendor Finance lawyer is found for both parties.