It has come to my attention via my broker that my Mayfield solicitor is not on the lender Solicitor panel. How can I be sure whether this is correct?
Your first step should be to call your Mayfield conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
We are purchasing our first house. The conveyancing practitioner has calledto check if we want to take out supplemental conveyancing searches. Unfortunately we have no idea as to what's needed for conveyancing in Mayfield
The scope of Mayfield conveyancing searches should be dictated entirely on the premises, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the locality and risks, your general approach to risk. What matters is that you adequately comprehend what information the searches could give you. Then you can decide if you personally think you need that information. If unclear, ask the property lawyer to guide you.
Completed the sale of my flat in Mayfield last June but my buyer keeps texting daily to say his solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your lawyer is duty bound to send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion steps unique to conveyancing in Mayfield.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to list firms on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Mayfield?
We have not been informed any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Mayfield and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Mayfield. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Mayfield area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Mayfield. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Mayfield from the perspective of expediting the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Mayfield can be bypassed where you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ solicitors. If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are settled before the property is put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be warry about purchasing a flat where there is a current dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over as opposed to ongoing. You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this by asking your conveyancers. A purchaser's lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is less than 80 years. It is therefore essential at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should make sure that you are holding the original share document. Arranging a replacement share certificate is often a time consuming process and delays many a Mayfield home move. If a reissued share is required, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (where relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity.
Mayfield Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
What prohibitions are contained in the Mayfield Lease? What is the name of the managing agents?