We're in Maryland, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is HSBC , and our solicitor is on the HSBC conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Maryland?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Maryland. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Is it possible to change solicitor as I have to select a firm on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Maryland five minutes from me but he is not accepted by Coventry Building Society
It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Maryland on the Coventry Building Society panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Maryland. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Maryland.
My father-in-law has suggested that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Maryland. Should I use them?
There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to have guidance from friends or family who have actually experience in using the solicitor you're contemplating using.
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Maryland. Before I get started I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.
If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Maryland - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I am the registered owner of a first flat in Maryland. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium payable for the purchase of the freehold?
in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the LVT to determine the price.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Maryland property is 151A Ham Park Road in May 2010. The matter came before the Tribunal by way of a vesting order made on 12 June 2009 Deputy District Judge Coonan in Bow County Court. The tribunal decided that the sum payable for the m to be paid for the lease extension was £21,445 This case affected 1 flat.
What is the distinction between surveying and conveyancing in Maryland?
Conveyancing - in Maryland or anywhere in England and Wales - is the legal term given to transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It therefore includes the checking of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you’re intending to buy and will help you find out about the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you a powerful reason for negotiating the purchase price down or asking the vendor to remedy the defects before you move in.