My nephew is purchasing a new build apartment in Cirencester with a mortgage from HSBC. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the HSBC conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
A relative informed me that in purchasing a property in Cirencester there may be various restrictions preventing external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of anumerous of properties in Cirencester which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Cirencester should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Can I be sure that the Cirencester conveyancing solicitor on the Yorkshire BS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Cirencester getting 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 recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.
My wife and I have organised the release of further funds on our home loan from Virgin Money as we intend to carry out alterations to our house in Cirencester. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Cirencester solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Virgin Money do not ordinarily appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.
I decided to have a survey done on a house in Cirencester prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks tend not give a loan on this type of home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Cirencester. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Cirencester especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Cirencester.
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We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent advised that the vendor will only move forward if we appoint the agent's preferred lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Cirencester
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this requirement. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the vendors direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to use your own,trusted Cirencester conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will provide the negotiator at the agency a kickback or achieve conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.
Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Cirencester from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Cirencester can be avoided where you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ lawyers. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s approval? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Cirencester leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence issued by the Landlord consenting to such alterations. Where you fail to have the consents to hand do not contact the landlord without checking with your lawyer in the first instance. Some Cirencester leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be wise to double-check via your solicitors. A buyer’s conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to where the lease term is below 80 years. It is therefore important at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. The majority of landlords or managing agents in Cirencester levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Cirencester.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Cirencester - Sample of Queries Prior to buying
The answer will be important as a) areas can cause problems in the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will want to have full disclosure You will want to find out as much as possible regarding the company managing the block as they can either make your life much simpler or problematic. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily issues such as the tidiness of the common parts. Enquire of prospective neighbours what they think of them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and specifically what it includes.