I can't travel far from Axminster. Is there a reason why all Axminster solicitors aren't automatically on all bank panels?
As inequitable as it may appear for mortgage companies to limit who can act for them, from the public’s or conveyancer’s perspective, the other side of the coin is that mortgage companies are increasingly anxious and feel it essential to shield themselves from mortgage fraud. As a result of this concern mortgage companies have consolidated their panel of approved conveyancing lawyers to a manageable size.
We were just about to sign contracts for a leasehold flat in Axminster. We have hit a snag. The loan offer with National Westminster Bank expires on 26/1/2021 but the vendors are suggesting a completion date of 28/1/2021. Can one extend the mortgage offer?
The best person to address this question is your solicitors who will hopefully determine if they corresponding with the mortgage company, seller’s representatives, selling agents or conceivably all three taking into account what has happend in your transaction as of today.
Completed the sale of my flat in Axminster last October yet the purchaser is texting every few hours to moan that their lawyer is waiting to hear from myconveyancer. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?
Post completion of your sale your conveyancer should forward the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where appropriate, your conveyancer must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps specific conveyancing in Axminster.
What will a local search inform me regarding the house we're purchasing in Axminster?
Axminster conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance PSG The local search is essential in every Axminster conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am selling a residence in Monmouth but reside in Axminster. My lawyer (approximately 250 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Axminster who can attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Axminster
I am purchasing a maisonette with all finances in place. I have provided conveyancer with two separate proof of photographic identification, bank statement, endless utility bills. Now he needs a copy from a probate lawyer advising that the funds are legitimate and that it has come from inheritance and not selling fake DVD.
In today’s world you will not be able to complete any Axminster conveyancing transaction without first providing evidence of your identity to your lawyers. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a utility bill. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper part and photo card part, one is not acceptable without the other. Proof of your source of funds is required under Money Laundering laws.