Can the conveyancing lawyers via your comparison service handle attended exchange conveyancing in Merton Park?
We do have a number of conveyancing experts who can conduct attended exchanges. You should call us to receive a fee calculation and details as to availability.
Completed the sale of my flat in Merton Park last October yet the purchaser is SMS messaging me to moan that their lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What should have happened following completion?
After completion of your sale your conveyancer should forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also confirm that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion formalities peculiar conveyancing in Merton Park.
After reading consumer advice sites for an affordable lawyer in Merton Park, most post that I must use a CQS assured solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
Merton Park Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have achieved certification by the law Society CQS was established to establish evidence of quality standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS enables house movers to identify solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Merton Park is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS are based. The conveyancing scheme obliges solicitors to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
My aunt pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Merton Park there may be various restrictions preventing external alterations to a property. Is this right?
There are anumerous of properties in Merton Park which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Merton Park should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
We expect to receive a DIP from Co-operative this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Co-operative recommend any Merton Park solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Merton Park solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Co-operative through the process.
My offer was accepted on an apartment in Merton Park on 4/3/2019, valuation was booked 4 days after, received a clean bill of health. Conveyancer retained, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Bank of Ireland and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Bank of Ireland to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I am buying my first flat in Merton Park with a mortgage from Godiva Mortgages Ltd. The builders refused to budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent advised me not disclose to my lawyer about the side-deal as it may adversely affect my loan with Godiva Mortgages Ltd. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Our estate agent has recommended their conveyancing practitioner for the conveyancing in Merton Park - Surely it’s easier to just instruct them?
This is not necessarily the case and you are at liberty to instruct whichever conveyancing practitioner you prefer for your Merton Park conveyancing. A conveyancing practitioner put forward by a 3rd party adviser may not always be the best conveyancing practitioner, they may suggest their own conveyancing firm who are based remotely. In this instance you may not have contact with your conveyancer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain progress reports.