My fiance and I are refinancing our apartment in Berrylands with Yorkshire BS. We have a son 18 who lives with us. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have a couple of concerns (1) Is this document specific to the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Yorkshire BS. This is solely used to protect Yorkshire BS if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Yorkshire BS had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.
We note that you have a search directory listing firms on the TSB conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Berrylands?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Berrylands.
We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. We have called around locally yet cant to find a Berrylands conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Please you help?
Feel free to make the most of the search tool on this web page. Please choose the building society and type Berrylands or your location and you will discover a number of lawyer located in Berrylands or by proximity to you.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time buyer of a garden flat in Berrylands. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Berrylands?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Berrylands. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the vendor’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be able to pick up the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.
We previously appointed conveyancers located in Berrylands on the Yorkshire BS solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a further sum for dealing with the Yorkshire BS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Yorkshire BS?
Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer can levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by Yorkshire BS but by your Berrylands conveyancing practitioner. Plenty of firms on the Yorkshire BS panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many firms include it on their overall fee.
Can I be sure that the Berrylands conveyancing solicitor on the TSB panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Berrylands obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.
I have recentlybeen informed that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Berrylands for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to see if the property is registered to you, 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 Berrylands conveyancing specialists.
Is it true that a Berrylands conveyancing company has court proceedings brought against them by clients for not carrying out the appropriate conveyancing investigations?
We are not aware of such a Berrylands conveyancing claim but according to a recent report, clients purchasing a house in Cumbria successfully won a case against their property lawyer due to development plans to construct a wind farm failing to be picked up in conveyancing searches.
Where you are buying in Berrylands It is essential that your lawyer carry out all Berrylands conveyancing searches needed making sure that you have accurate and current information ahead of acquiring a property.