My fiance and I are planning to buy a house in Fordingbridge and have appointed a Fordingbridge conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our property lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Halifax have this afternoon contacted us to advise us that there is now an issue as our Fordingbridge solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. Please explain?
When purchasing a property with mortgage finance it is conventional for the purchasers' solicitors to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the bank's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Fordingbridge solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.
I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Fordingbridge. I I would like to check if they are on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. Can you assist?
You should call your solicitor and ask them whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you can call Bank of Scotland who may be able to assist.
Is it possible to transfer to a new solicitor as I have to select a firm on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in Fordingbridge round the corner but he is not accepted by Leeds Building Society
It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Fordingbridge on the Leeds Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Fordingbridge. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare charges for conveyancing solicitors in Fordingbridge and beyond.
My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, but the estate agent advised that the vendor will only proceed if we appoint the agent's recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Fordingbridge
We suspect that the seller is not behind this request. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to appoint your preferred Fordingbridge conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or hit his conveyancing figures pre-set by senior management.
Due to complete next month on a basement flat in Fordingbridge. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they will have a report out to me on Monday. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Fordingbridge should include some of the following:
The length of the lease term. You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and aware of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years Whether the lease restricts you from renting out the flat, or having a home office for business Who has the liability for repairing the window frames It needs to be made clear to you if the lease permits you to add or improve aspects of the flat- you should know whether any restrictions relates to all alterations or limited to structural alteration, and whether licences for alterations is required Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice?
Fordingbridge Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
You will want to find out as much as possible regarding the company managing the block as they will either make living at the property much easier or much more difficult. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily matters like the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask other tenants if they are happy with their management. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that the service charges are due to the appropriate party and precisely what you get for your money. Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that will likely increase the service fees? How much is the ground rent and service charge?
Are you able to shed any light on the aspects of conveyancing provided by Fordingbridge conveyancing practices?
The majority of Fordingbridge conveyancing practices manage to offer various assistance to home and land owners, sellers, purchasers, landlords and tenants which may include:
House sale conveyancing in Fordingbridge or nationally
Domestic purchase conveyancing in Fordingbridge and beyond
Fordingbridge conveyancing for property repossessed by a mortgage company Establish or vary arrangements with neighbouring premises Leasehold and freehold schemes for new build and conversion projects Acting for landlords and seeking possession against tenants, licensees or squatters in and outside of Fordingbridge