Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Great Stanmore?
If you are buying a property in Great Stanmore your lawyer will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is needed to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is payable against the purchase price then this will be required immediately before exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due should be transferred a few days ahead of the day of completion.
My partner and I have arranged the release of further monies on our mortgage from Principality as we want to carry out alterations to our property in Great Stanmore. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Great Stanmore solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Principality would not normally instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality conveyancing panel.
I am purchasing a property in Great Stanmore. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Leeds Building Society have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Leeds Building Society your lawyer must check the formal instructions outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Leeds Building Society. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Leeds Building Society where a lease fails to satisfy these conditions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Great Stanmore.
I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in January 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Kent Reliance are being difficult. The Great Stanmore solicitor who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Kent Reliance are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Kent Reliance have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Kent Reliance have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Kent Reliance may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
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I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Great Stanmore for my sale. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find 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 SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
I am attracted to a couple of apartments in Great Stanmore which have in the region of 50 years remaining on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?
A lease is a right to use the premises for a period of time. As a lease gets shorter the value of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders may be reluctant to lend money on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you get professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena.
I have had difficulty in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Great Stanmore. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Great Stanmore conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Great Stanmore flat is 27B Hillside in February 2010. the resulting premium, all other aspects of the valuation having been agreed between the parties was set at £8,250 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 70.25 years.
I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Great Stanmore. I I would like to check if they are listed on the lender's conveyancing panel. Can you help?
One option is to contact your lawyer and ask them if they are on the lender's approved list. Alternatively please get in touch with us and we can investigate and revert. Should the firm not be on the lender panel we we can help find a specialist conveyancing solicitor in Great Stanmore on the panel for your lender.