My fiance and I are buying a maisonette in Peacehaven. My property lawyer has never been on on the mortgage company conveyancing list. Am I still permitted to retain my Peacehaven conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the mortgage company panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to instruct a conveyancer to deal with the legal work required when you need a mortgage to buy your home. They will carry out all the appropriate due diligence on the property, ensuring that you will be registered as proprietor and ensure that all the required mortgage documentation is in order. One may select a Peacehaven property lawyer of your choosing. Nevertheless, where the conveyancer selected is not a member of the bank approved list further charges will arise as separate legal representation will be need by the bank. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so provided your conveyancer has not historically applied for membership they can do so.
My fiance and I are buying a purpose built flat in Peacehaven with a homeloan from HSBC Bank.We use our Peacehaven conveyancing lawyer but HSBC Bank informed us her practice is not on their approved list of member firms. we are left little option but to use a HSBC Bank panel lawyer or retain our preferred solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that HSBC Bank use our lawyer?
Unfortunately,no. The home loan issued to you contains various provisions, one of which will be that lawyers must be on the HSBC Bank approved list. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for HSBC Bank
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Peacehaven is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Peacehaven are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Peacehaven you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Peacehaven may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
What does commercial conveyancing in Peacehaven cover?
Non domestic conveyancing in Peacehaven incorporates a wide array of advice, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Peacehaven. I happened to stumble upon a site which appears to be the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via phone that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Peacehaven from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Peacehaven can be avoided if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives. A minority of Peacehaven leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share certificate. Arranging a duplicate share certificate can be a time consuming process and slows down many a Peacehaven conveyancing deal. Where a duplicate share is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? Have you, for example laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Peacehaven state that internal structural changes or addition of wooden flooring require a licence issued by the Landlord consenting to such alterations. Should you fail to have the approvals to hand you should not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer in the first instance.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Peacehaven - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying
Is the freehold reversion owned jointly by the leaseholders? You should be aware that where the lease has less than 80 years it will affect the salability of the apartment. It is worth checking with your lender that they are willing to lend given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. For most Peacehavenlease extensions you will need to own the premises for a couple of years in order to be eligible to extend the lease. Can you tell me if there are any major works anticipated that will increase the maintenance costs?