Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Santander Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Hessle?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
I have a mortgage with Virgin Money for my property in Hessle. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Virgin Money?
You must advise Virgin Money before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Virgin Money’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Virgin Money will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Virgin Money directly. You need not do this via a Virgin Money conveyancing panel solicitor.
I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Hessle. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £225. Soon after, the lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Nationwide. Is it usual for Nationwide to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Hessle is approved on their conveyancing panel? Nationwide have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Nationwide to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Hessle. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hessle
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one near me in Hessle I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Hessle suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you need a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
We're first time buyers - agreed a price, but the selling agent told us that the seller will only move forward if we use the agent's chosen lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Hessle
We suspect that the owner is not behind this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Contact the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to use your own,trusted Hessle conveyancing firm - as opposed tothe ones that will provide the estate agent a commission or achieve conveyancing targets pre-set by head office.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Hessle. Conveyancing and The Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Hessle who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to instruct a Hessle conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Hessle - A selection of Queries before buying
Best to be warned whether a new roof is being put on or some other major work is due in the foreseeable future to be shared amongst the tenants and will materially impact the level of the maintenance fees or necessitate a one off invoice. On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be wrapped into the maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Hessle require tenants to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger works. It would be prudent to discover as much as possible about the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you will be in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to day to day matters such as the tidiness of the communal areas. Ask other tenants whether they are happy with their management. In conclusion, be sure you discover the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the appropriate party and precisely what you get for your money.