It has come to my attention via my IFA that my Chalfont St Peter the law firm I have appointed is not on the bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain that this is indeed the case?
Your first step should be to contact your Chalfont St Peter lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your bank.
We are buying a brand new flat in Chalfont St Peter and my conveyancer is informing me that she is duty bound to the lender to disclose incentives from the builder. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange and I would rather not delay matters. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
How up to date is your database of Chalfont St Peter solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? Do Kent Reliance send you an updated list?
Chalfont St Peter conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Kent Reliance directly.
I am helping my niece sell her flat in Chalfont St Peter. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange an EPC or should I organise this?
After the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was left as a mandatory element of moving property. An energy assessment must be to hand before the property is marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established Chalfont St Peter assessors
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Chalfont St Peter. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?
Given that you are now exchanged you must hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you are faced with a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the transaction. All auction property will have an associated auction set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You must hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds in order to complete on the on the contractual date .
I am buying a property in Chalfont St Peter. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Aldermore have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that your lender is Aldermore your lawyer must check the formal instructions contained in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Aldermore where a lease does not comply with these provisions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not restricted to Chalfont St Peter.
I have justfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make 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 Chalfont St Peter conveyancing specialists.
My father has suggested that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Peter. Do I follow his advice?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing lawyer the best way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to seek recommendations from friends or family who have actually experience in using the firm you're considering.