What happens if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the HSBC Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Standish?
First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
I am assisting my niece sell her property in Standish. Does the conveyancer order an EPC or do I organise this?
After the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was kept a compulsory element of moving house. An energy assessment should be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. This is not something that conveyancers normally organise. Where you are using a Standish conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with long established local assessors
I am due to move house in February. Will my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Standish. Conveyancing lawyer was found prior to coming across your site.
On the day of completion you can pick up the house keys from the estate agent but this should only be done when the vendors solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. After that you should inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you choose a residential property solicitor in Standish or a solicitor with expertise in conveyancing in Standish.
It is unclear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Standish bank branch on a couple of occasions and was informed it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Standish conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.
Provided that the solicitor is on the bank approved list, they must follow the CML Handbook conditions for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.
I have justbecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Standish for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest method to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Standish conveyancing specialists.
I am selling my house. My previous lawyers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Standish if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Standish. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Standish what are the most frequent lease problems?
Leasehold conveyancing in Standish is not unique. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain sections are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:
A provision to repair to or maintain parts of the premises Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall
A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Santander, Skipton Building Society, and Aldermore all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to pull out.
I purchased a 2 bed flat in Standish, conveyancing formalities finalised April 2001. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent flats in Standish with an extended lease are worth £221,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2091
With just 70 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.
Our lawyer in Standish has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the flat we are buying in Standish. The seller’s lawyers have offered title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor has advised that as he is on the bank conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the mortgage company?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. A precondition to being on the mortgage company approved panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.