All was ready to complete my purchase in Clophill next Tuesday. My lawyer now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the mortgage company. What does the insurance need to cover?
All property lawyers on acting for banks would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 instructions. These obligations are not unique to conveyancing in Clophill.
We see that you have a search directory identifying solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Clophill?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Clophill.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a search tool with a view to to identify firms on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel for instance in Clophill?
Lexsure has not been advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.
Is it correct that all Clophill CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel?
It is true that some banks and building societies now make use of CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.
I have a mortgage with Santander for my property in Clophill. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Santander?
Your original mortgage agreement with Santander will provide that you need their approval in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Santander’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Santander will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Santander directly. You need not do this via a Santander conveyancing panel firm.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Clophill. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
What will a local search reveal concerning the property I am buying in Clophill?
Clophill conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Xpress Legal The local search plays an important part in many a Clophill conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.
I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Clophill for my purchase. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public may find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training requirements.