We are getting closer to an exchange on a property in Strawberry Hill and my parents have sent the 10% deposit to my solicitor. I am now advised that as the deposit has not arrived from me my conveyancing practitioner needs to disclose this to my mortgage company. I am advised that, in also acting for the lender he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I advised the mortgage company concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
The property lawyer is legally required to clarify with mortgage company to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. The solicitor can only disclose this to your mortgage company if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Strawberry Hill
There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Strawberry Hill and Solicitor partnerships in Strawberry Hill who provide Conveyancing services We would stress that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. Both can deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Strawberry Hill. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Strawberry Hill. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their solicitor. I paid an upfront payment of £225. Soon after, the solicitor contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Coventry BS 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 Coventry BS 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.
I have a terraced Georgian house in Strawberry Hill. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Barnsley Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to review 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Strawberry Hill and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Strawberry Hill. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Strawberry Hill
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 supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Strawberry Hill I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Strawberry Hill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?
Should you need a home loan that many years may be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
My partner and I have had DIP from Santander who said that they will lend up to £218k. At what point do I need to appoint a practitioner for conveyancing? Strawberry Hill is where we are buying.
It would be wise to instruct a property lawyer now and ask them to create a file for you. This will kickstart: 1) the estate agent to send out the Sales Memo to all parties 2) the seller’s conveyancing practitioner to submit the draft contract. That being said, do not instruct your lawyer to start searches until you receive your valuation report from Santander and you are willing to move forward.