The housing market in Stotfold is hotting up. What can I do to speed up matters?
Where you are under a tight deadline to sign contracts we would recommend that your lawyer is familiar with the location as they will have local connections and intelligence. It is possible that they could have handled otherhouses in the same street. Therefore consider using a Stotfold conveyancing lawyer. Second, make sure that the conveyancing firm is on the member panel. It is estimated that 18% of Stotfold conveyancing transactions are delayed or jeopardised after discovering a buyer’s lawyer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the home move being held up by an average of three weeks. It is estimated that this issue affects in the region of one hundred thousand home sales every year. Most Stotfold conveyancing practices can not represent certain lenders so do check at the outset.
When can the exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Stotfold and am I required to be at the solicitors branch?
If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Stotfold you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the sale agreement is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to address the formalities when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Stotfold)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
Me and my brother own a renovated Edwardian property in Stotfold. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and The Mortgage Works. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Stotfold and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.
I'm purchasing my first flat in Stotfold with a loan from Platform Home Loans Ltd. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent advised me not to tell my conveyancer about the deal as it may put at risk my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
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.
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I have just found out that one of the directors of the law firm handling the purchase conveyancing in Stotfold is a relative of the owners that we are buying from. Is this acceptable?
Provided no conflict arises this should be fine. Where you are requiring mortgage finance then the mortgage company may have a say as many lenders have specific instructions concerning this. For example for Skipton Building Society as of 19/4/2021, the requirements read as follows :