Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Eastwood even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example where I intend to buy a shop in Eastwood with a mortgage from Santander?
The service is primarily used to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Eastwood but we have recorded at the bottom of this page a selection of Eastwood commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the company directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Santander
What is the best way to find out if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Eastwood is on the bank’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Bank of Scotland thus paying £192.00 in supplemental conveyancing charges.
You should take advantage of the search tool on this page. Please choose the lender and type ‘Eastwood’ or your location and you will see a number of lawyer based in Eastwood or near you.
I am expecting a DIP from Lloyds this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Lloyds recommend any Eastwood solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Eastwood solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Lloyds through the process.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Eastwood. I have a mortgage agreed with Nationwide. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.
After what seems like an age I have had an offer on a flat in Eastwood agreed to, but there is a chain. The sellers have put an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other flats booked. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Eastwood. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with Skipton started?
It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey, Eastwood conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your lawyer is on the Skipton approved list. Concerning the next steps this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a hot market some home buyers would apply for a home loan with Skipton and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their solicitor to proceed with searches.
How does conveyancing in Eastwood differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Eastwood come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because developers in Eastwood usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Eastwood or who has acted in the same development.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Eastwood. I have land on a web site which appears to be the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all the legals done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Due to complete next month on a studio apartment in Eastwood. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Eastwood should include some of the following:
Advice concerning the obligations as set out in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - in respect of the block, and the more general rights a tenant has Repair and maintenance of the premises Responsibility to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is essential for you to know who is responsible the repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and estate The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. What remedies are open the freeholder should you breach a clause of your lease?
I acquired a split level flat in Eastwood, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2012. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Eastwood with an extended lease are worth £202,000. The ground rent is £60 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2080
With only 57 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £28,500 and £33,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.