Our lender has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Penrith but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Penrith round the corner to me. Are you able to help?
It is by no means the case that all Penrith conveyancing practitioners are on all banks conveyancing panel. Use the above search tool to identify a Penrith conveyancing firm on the on the lender panel.
A relative advised me that where I am purchasing in Penrith I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Penrith conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Penrith around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Penrith.
I am purchasing a new build house in Penrith benefiting from help to buy. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not disclose to my lawyer about the side-deal as it may jeopardize my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Penrith ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Penrith. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Penrith for my house move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
You may read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
Back In 2009, I bought a leasehold house in Penrith. Conveyancing and Barclays Direct mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Penrith who previously acted has now retired. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a Penrith conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Penrith Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? This information is helpful as a) areas may cause problems for the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the managing agents you will need to have all the details Be sure to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. By way of example plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Penrith. If you love the apartmentin Penrith yet your dog can’t move with you then you will be faced hard compromise.