My IFA has asked me for my Ditchling law firm’s panel reference for the Santander conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have contacted my local Ditchling office but they have not responded to me.
The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Ditchling conveyancer . They keep a central record lender panel numbers.
We are a couple about to exchange contracts for a semi detached house in Ditchling. We encountered a stumbling block. The mortgage offer with The Royal Bank of Scotland runs out on 12/11/2021 but the vendors are putting forward a completion date of 16/11/2021. Can one extend the mortgage expiry date?
The best person to deal with your question is your conveyancer who should determine whether he or she is should be discussing with the lender, owner’s representatives, estate agents or possibly all three given the circumstances your transaction to date.
Are the BSA intent on creating a search tool with a view to list practices on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel for instance in Ditchling?
We are not aware of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.
A friend suggested that where I am buying in Ditchling I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Ditchling conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Ditchling around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Ditchling Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Ditchling.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Ditchling for my purchase. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training purposes.
I've found a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Ditchling. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Ditchling ?
The majority of houses in Ditchling are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Ditchling so you should seriously consider looking for a Ditchling conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.
I own a 2 bed flat in Ditchling, conveyancing formalities finalised 10 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Ditchling with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2081
With only 60 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.