I am hoping to receive a offer of a home loan from Santander. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Roade. Does the Santander Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Santander approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
We are purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Roade who is on the Leeds Building Society approved panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Roade.
is it true that all Roade solicitor firms on the HSBC conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the HSBC approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Roade. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £175. Shortly after, the lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Co-operative panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
My offer was accepted on a property in Roade on 20/1/2023, valuation was booked 3 days after, received a clean bill of health. Property lawyer retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Skipton and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Are Skipton entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Skipton to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when acquiring a property in Roade? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that homeowners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Roade?
Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you may take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Roade to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
I am buying a new build apartment in Roade. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Roade
The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Roade I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Roade for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
Should you need a home loan that many years will be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.