We are looking to buy a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Maryland who is on the Nationwide solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nationwide . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Maryland.
Are the BSA intent on creating a searchable register to list law firms on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for instance in Maryland?
We would not expect to be advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
I have paid off my mortgage with Santander. I assume I don't need a Maryland solicitor on the Santander panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Santander mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Santander mortgage from the register. Santander, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Santander has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Santander has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I have a mortgage with RBS for my property in Maryland. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. In the event that I decide 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 RBS?
Your original mortgage agreement with RBS will provide that you need their approval in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of RBS’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies 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 RBS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a RBS conveyancing panel solicitor.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Maryland conveyancer having checked that they are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Coventry BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Coventry BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Maryland postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Coventry BS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Maryland.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Maryland 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
You no longer need to have the physical official documentation to establish that you are the owner of your registered land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Maryland and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to affords protection to commercial leaseholders, granting the right to make a request to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Maryland
If instructed can a conveyancer remove a person from the title of my property in Maryland ?
Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a lawyer