Our solicitor has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the flat we are buying in Lanchester. The seller’s lawyers have offered defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer says that he must check that the mortgage company is content with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
Our bank has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Lanchester but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Lanchester local to me. Can you assist?
It is by no means the case that all Lanchester conveyancing firms are on all banks conveyancing panel. Please make use of our search tool to find a Lanchester conveyancing firm on the on the lender panel.
Just acquired a detached house in Lanchester , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my ownership? My Lanchester conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check the post completion formalities are concluded.
As far as conveyancing in Lanchester is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any interested parties. Currently roughly three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Registration is effected once the buyer is living at the premises so an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.
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I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Lanchester for my house move. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
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I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have just been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Lanchester. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Lanchester are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Lanchester in which case you should be shopping around for a Lanchester conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the landlord’spermission to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.
I bought a ground floor flat in Lanchester, conveyancing formalities finalised April 2006. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Lanchester with a long lease are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2083
With just 62 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £17,100 and £19,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.