Can you help? My Osterley Park conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound toapply for Osterley Park conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the Virgin Moneyconveyancing panel. Do I not have any say here?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a mortgage with a mortgage company your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Osterley Park conveyancing searches.
I am looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Osterley Park who is on the Accord Mortgages Ltd approved. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Accord Mortgages Ltd in certain locations such as Osterley Park. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My relative recommended that if I am purchasing in Osterley Park I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Osterley Park conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Osterley Park around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Osterley Park Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Osterley Park Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Osterley Park.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Osterley Park ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks tend not issue a loan on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. If you call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Osterley Park. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Osterley Park to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
My father-in-law has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Osterley Park. Do I follow his guidance?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Osterley Park conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to find a conveyancing solicitor is to seek referrals from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm that you are considering.
Is there a reason that Osterley Park conveyancing charges are more expensive for leasehold and freehold properties?
Leasehold conveyancing in Osterley Park more often than not will involve additional due diligence such as reviewing the lease, liaising with the landlord, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts etc.