I plan on acquiring a maisonette in Anstey. My lawyer is not listed on the lender conveyancing panel. Is it possible for me to retain my Anstey conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the lender approved list?
Your options include
- Complete the deal with your preferred Anstey property lawyer but your lender will no doubt retain a property lawyer on their approved list. This will result in additional charges together with potential delay.
- Choose a new lawyer to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
- Convince your conveyancing practitioner to do everything possible to get accepted on the mortgage company conveyancing panel
My Conveyancer in Anstey is not on the Virgin Money Conveyancing Panel. Can I still continue with my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Virgin Money panel?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Anstey lawyers but Virgin Money will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total legal fees as well as cause delays.
- Choose an alternative practitioner to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the Virgin Money panel
A friend recommended that where I am buying in Anstey I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Anstey conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Anstey around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Anstey.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Anstey is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Anstey are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Anstey you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Anstey may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Anstey for my sale. Can I check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.
Is it true that a Anstey conveyancing company got sued by clients for not carrying out the appropriate conveyancing investigations?
Our attention has not be brought to such a Anstey conveyancing matter but it has been reported that, clients buying a property in Cumbria successfully won a claim against their conveyancing practitioner as a consequence of development permission to build a wind farm failing to be identified in conveyancing searches.
Where you are purchasing in Anstey It is critical that your lawyer purchase all Anstey conveyancing searches required to ensure you have relevant and current information before purchasing a home in Anstey.