My partner’s brother is a property lawyer. I hope that I will receive mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of fees should I be paying for conveyancing in Birstall?
It’s sensible to seek multiple conveyancing quotes. Do use our comparison tool on this page. The charges do vary but the service one can expect are distinct between solicitors as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
I am getting closer to an exchange on a property in Birstall and my parents have sent the exchange deposit to my lawyer. I am now informed that as the deposit has been received from someone other than me my solicitor needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the lender concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?
The property lawyer is obliged to clarify with mortgage company to make sure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only disclose this to your bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
My fiance and I are purchasing a newly converted flat in Birstall with a loan from HSBC Bank.We have a Birstall conveyancing solicitor but HSBC Bank says he's not listed on their approved list of firms. It seems we have little choice but to instruct a HSBC Bank panel lawyer or retain our local solicitor and pay for a HSBC Bank panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that HSBC Bank use our lawyer?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you contains terms and conditions, a common one being that lawyers will be on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel. in the past, most banks 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. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for HSBC Bank
Is it necessary to take out insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when acquiring a house in Birstall?
Unless a prior purchase of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you may assume that solicitors handling conveyancing in Birstall to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
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I've recently bought a leasehold house in Birstall. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Birstall Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should ask before Purchasing
It would be sensible to find out if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in certain buildings in Birstall. If you love the propertyin Birstall but your cat is not allowed to live with you then you will be presented with a hard decision. How much is the ground rent and service charge? Who are the managing agents?