I am getting a offer of a home loan from Halifax. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Caistor. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Caistor and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used a nationwide conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Caistor. We have lived in Caistor for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Caistor?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Caistor. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
About to purchase a new build apartment in Caistor. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Caistor
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
I opted to have a survey done on a house in Caistor prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders may not grant a loan on this type of premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Caistor. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Caistor especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Caistor.
As co-executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but I am based in Caistor. My solicitor (approximately 235 miles from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Caistor who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Caistor based