My husband and I are planning to acquire a 3 bedroom flat in Beaminster with a mortgage. We have a Beaminster solicitor, however the bank says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel firms or keep our Beaminster conveyancer and pay for one of their panel lawyers to represent them. We feel that this is inequitable; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Beaminster conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
I am buying a garden flat in Beaminster. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Beaminster you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Beaminster.
I have todaybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Beaminster for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out 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 Beaminster conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Beaminster differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Beaminster approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Beaminster typically purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Beaminster or who has acted in the same development.
I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Beaminster prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a loan on such a property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Beaminster. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Beaminster to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on a property in Beaminster I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning thehome move ahead of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
We could not agree more - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer due to be doing your property ownership legalities in Beaminster.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Beaminster should be the figure that you end up paying.