Me and my wife are acquiring a leasehold flat in Congleton. My property lawyer is not on the lender conveyancing panel. Am I still permitted to appoint my Congleton conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the bank panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
Your options include
- Proceed with your chosen Congleton lawyer but your mortgage company will need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner from their conveyancing panel. The net result is additional cost and likely delay.
- Appoint a fresh conveyancing practitioner to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel.
- Appeal to your solicitor to attempt to join the lender panel
I am purchasing a house for cash in Congleton. I have lived for the previous 15 years in Congleton. Conveyancing searches are expensive. Given that I have knowledge of the road and vicinity very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?
If you not getting a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Congleton conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but he is duty bound to do this. Do bear in mind; if you are intend to dispose of the house in the future, it will likely be be of importance to your future buyer what the searches reveal. On occasion properties with no practical issues can still show up unfavourable search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Congleton should provide you some practical advice concerning this.
What will a local search tell me regarding the property we're buying in Congleton?
Congleton conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searches UK The local search is essential in every Congleton conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (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.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Congleton?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Congleton. 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…’
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Congleton. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Congleton
Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Congleton for my house move. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training requirements.