we are a couple who are hoping to buy a newbuild apartment in Hanslope with a mortgage from HSBC Bank.We would like to retain our Hanslope conveyancing lawyer but HSBC Bank says she’s not listed on their approved list of firms. We have to appoint a HSBC Bank panel solicitor or keep our local solicitor and pay for a HSBC Bank panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The home loan offered to you contains terms and conditions, a common one being that lawyers will be on the HSBC Bank approved list. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for HSBC Bank
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Hanslope?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Hanslope will conduct 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 Hanslope. 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 Hanslope.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Hanslope it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Hanslope commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Hanslope.
I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Hanslope. Now, I need the files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hanslope of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am buying a new build apartment in Hanslope. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hanslope
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?
Last August I purchased a leasehold house in Hanslope. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Leasehold Conveyancing in Hanslope - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying
Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments? On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Hanslope require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for major works. The prefered form of lease arrangement is where the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the tenants enjoy being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is often employed if the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.
Me and my fiance are about to exchange buying a house in Hanslope but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed reparation from the vendor of £3k by way of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process but my bank will not permit this. Why were they notified?
The property lawyer listed on the bank approved list is required to disclose to the lender of any changes to the sale amount. If you prohibit your solicitor to notify the price change to your mortgage company then they would need to disinstructing themselves from representing you and the lender.