The property market in Liskeard is hotting up. What can I do to hasten the conveyancing process?
Where the seller is applying time constraints for your conveyancing we would recommend that your conveyancer is familiar with the area as they will make use of local connections and intelligence. It is possible that they could have handled otherproperties in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Liskeard conveyancing solicitor. In addition, make sure that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is estimated that 18% of Liskeard conveyancing deals are delayed or jeopardised after finding out that a buyer’s lawyer was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the transaction being delayed by as much as 21 days. It is claimed that this issue affects in the region of 100,000 home sales every year. Almost all Liskeard conveyancing firms can not represent certain lenders so do check at the outset.
My grandmother passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Liskeard. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Coventry BS, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?
If you intend to refinance then Coventry BS will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Coventry BS mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
Can you help - my lawyer says that lack of right of way insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Liskeard?
The right level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Liskeard. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
RBS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a apartment in Liskeard has been agreed to, what are the next steps?
Your property agent will need to know who your solicitors are (make sure the lawyers are on the lender’s approved list). Contact RBS or the broker and finalise any appropriate forms. RBS will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to arrange a slot for the valuation to take place. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. RBS will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Liskeard.
The deeds to our home are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Liskeard 4 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?
Assuming the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be held by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, find your property and secure current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for a small fee.
I am buying a new build apartment in Liskeard. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Liskeard
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. 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. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
I have been recommended by a number of selling agents in Liskeard to choose a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your site over alternative conveyancing organisations?
We refuse to give any commission for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.