Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify law firms on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Rottingdean?
We are not aware of any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
Is it the case that all Rottingdean CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Lloyds conveyancing list of approved practices?
A selection of lenders now use CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Santander. Rottingdean conveyancing lawyers were instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Santander?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Santander completed the survey? Have you informed Santander as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Santander conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Rottingdean. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Kent Reliance be concerned?
As your lender is Kent Reliance your lawyer must follow the formal instructions set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Kent Reliance. The CML Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Kent Reliance where a lease fails to comply with these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Rottingdean.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial estate in Rottingdean?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Rottingdean will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Rottingdean. The report 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 Rottingdean.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Rottingdean it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Rottingdean commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Rottingdean.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Rottingdean ahead of retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Rottingdean. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Rottingdean especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Rottingdean.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Rottingdean and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to business tenants, granting the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Rottingdean is one of the numerous locations in which the firms we work with are located
If instructed can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my property in Rottingdean ?
Removing or adding someone to the title of your property is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a property lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a conveyancer