My husband and I are intent on purchasing a ground floor flat in Easton. My property lawyer is not listed on the bank approved panel. Is it possible for me to appoint my Easton conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the bank panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You have a number of options open to you here
- Carry on with your chosen Easton solicitor but your bank will need to appoint a property lawyer on their approved list. This will result in additional charges together with potential delay.
- Choose a new property lawyer to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
- Convince your conveyancing practitioner to do everything possible to get accepted on the lender’s panel of solicitors
I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my let out flat in Easton by 15/5/2023. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Can I complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice for your letting unless you have exchanged. Assuming that you have not previously done so, notify to your conveyancer and request that they cajole the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work towards
I'm purchasing my first flat in Easton benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my conveyancer about the deal as it may impact my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.
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 am looking for a flat up to £305k and found one near me in Easton I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Easton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
I am downsizing from my home. My past lawyers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Easton if that affects matters.
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In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but live in Easton. My conveyancer (who is 235 kilometers from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Easton who can attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Easton