Should lawyers request an advanced payment for conveyancing in Ealing?
If you are buying a property in Ealing your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is payable against the sale price then this should be asked for shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due will be payable a couple of days prior to the completion date.
My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Ealing. I need to find out if they are accepted on the Bank of Scotland approved list of lawyers. Can you advise?
You should contact your conveyancer and ask them whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should get in touch with Bank of Scotland who may be able to confirm.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Ealing?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Ealing will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Ealing. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Ealing.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Ealing it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Ealing commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Ealing.
I am purchasing a new build house in Ealing with a mortgage from Barclays Direct. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not to tell my lawyer about the side-deal as it will impact my mortgage with Barclays Direct. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I decided to have a survey done on a property in Ealing before appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to grant a loan on this type of house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can investigate further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Ealing. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Ealing especially if they are familiar with such properties in Ealing.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Ealing for my sale. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details 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. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.