My husband and I are purchasing a 3 bedroom apartment in Pevensey with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Pevensey lawyer, but the mortgage company says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel conveyancing practices or keep our Pevensey lawyer and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We feel that this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose 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. Another option that might be available is for your Pevensey conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
We were just about to sign contracts for a property in Pevensey. We encountered a stumbling block. The mortgage offer with Barnsley Building Society expires on 10/3/2022 but the owners are insisting on a completion date of 14/3/2022. Is it possible to extend the loan offer?
The best person to deal with your concern is your lawyer who will hopefully determine if they better off negotiating with the mortgage broker, seller’s solicitors, property agents or conceivably all three taking into account the circumstances your conveyancing as of today.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Barclays as we intend to carry out alterations to our home in Pevensey. Do we need to choose a high street Pevensey solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Barclays would not normally require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Barclays panel.
I am purchasing a property in Pevensey. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Santander be concerned?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Santander your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Santander. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to Santander where a lease fails to meet these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Pevensey.
Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Pevensey solicitor - who is on the TSB conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
TSB will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually TSB will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Pevensey postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Pevensey.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Pevensey?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Pevensey will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Pevensey. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Pevensey.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Pevensey it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Pevensey commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Pevensey.
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We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent told us that the seller will only proceed if we appoint their preferred solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Pevensey
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this request. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to appoint your own,trusted Pevensey conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will provide the estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by head office.