I plan on purchasing a ground floor flat in Ardleigh Green. My Conveyancer is not on the bank solicitor list. Can I still retain my Ardleigh Green conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the lender list of approved lawyers?
One will need to have a conveyancer to complete the formalities if you take out a mortgage to buy your property. The conveyancing practitioner will conduct all the relevant legal checks on the property, ensuring that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is dealt with. One can instruct a Ardleigh Green lawyer of your choice. However, if the lawyer appointed is not a member of the bank solicitor panel further costs will be levied as separate legal representation will be need by the mortgage company. Bank panel applications may be submitted, so provided your solicitor has not historically sought membership they can do so.
I require conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (6 years built) in Ardleigh Green. Almost all the flats have already been sold. Is it strictly necessary to order local searches for my conveyancing in Ardleigh Green?
You are putting yourself at risk in not carrying out Ardleigh Green conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would strongly advise in the strongest possible terms that you have them. Where time pressures and expenses are top of your issues you should consider with your solicitor about the options such as lack of search insurance available to you
We are purchasing a apartment in Ardleigh Green. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to put our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I have a mortgage with Barclays for my property in Ardleigh Green. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Barclays?
Your original mortgage agreement with Barclays will provide that you need their approval prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Barclays’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Barclays directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Barclays conveyancing panel solicitor.
It is unclear whether my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Ardleigh Green building society branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Ardleigh Green conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend in accordance with their published requirements. I have no idea who is right.
The conveyancing practitioner has to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 conditions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.
I have todayfound out that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Ardleigh Green for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Ardleigh Green conveyancing specialists.
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I am in the process of purchasing my first property in Ardleigh Green. Conveyancing practitioner has been appointed. The broker pointed out that a survey is not appropriate as the house was only constructed 22 years ago.
The bare minimum you need a Home Buyer's Report. As the residence is over 10 years old the property will not come with a warranty, so you would be well advised not to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report could be enough. They will highlight any obvious issues and recommend further investigation if relevant. Where there are any indications of problems seek a comprehensive Building Survey from the beginning.