Is it the case that all Sunningdale solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the UBS conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Sunningdale off the council. I have a mortgage offer with TSB. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel.
I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in July 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Bank of Ireland are being a right pain. The Sunningdale solicitor who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Bank of Ireland are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Bank of Ireland have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Bank of Ireland have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Bank of Ireland may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
My colleague recommended that where I am buying in Sunningdale I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Sunningdale conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Sunningdale around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Sunningdale Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Sunningdale.
I have justfound out that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Sunningdale for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest way to see if the premises is in your name, 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 Sunningdale conveyancing specialists.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Sunningdale ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders may not give a mortgage on this type of premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Sunningdale. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Sunningdale especially if they are familiar with such properties in Sunningdale.
My business partner and I are intending to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering no-move-no fees for commercial conveyancing in Sunningdale for below £2000?
We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Sunningdale, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to buy or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right firm. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your details or call so as to enable us to furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am selling a property in Neath but live in Sunningdale. My conveyancer (who is 235 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Sunningdale who can witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Sunningdale based