Me and my fiance are buying a ground floor flat in Thornton Heath. My property lawyer is not listed on the bank solicitor list. Am I still permitted to use my Thornton Heath conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the lender panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
You will need to appoint a solicitor to deal with the legal work required if you need a mortgage to buy your property. The lawyer will carry out all the relevant legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re registered as proprietor and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is dealt with. You could instruct a Thornton Heath lawyer of your choosing. Nevertheless, where the lawyer appointed is not on the lender approved list supplemental fees will be levied as separate legal representation will be need by the bank. Bank panel applications can be submitted, so where your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.
Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Thornton Heath. My lender is The Mortgage Works
The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 15/7/2021, the requirements read as follows :
This question may be naive but I am new to the house moving as FTB of a garden flat in Thornton Heath. Do I collect the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Thornton Heath?
On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Thornton Heath. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
We had chosen conveyancers based in Thornton Heath on the Skipton solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a further charge for handling the Skipton mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Skipton?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancer may levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Skipton but by your Thornton Heath property lawyer. Numerous firms on the Skipton panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of practices include it on their overall fee.
I am buying a property in Thornton Heath. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. UBS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that your lender is UBS your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for UBS. The CML Handbook contains minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to UBS where a lease does not meet these provisions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Thornton Heath.
I need some fast conveyancing in Thornton Heath as I am faced with an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line in less than one month. A home loan is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are are a cash buyer you are at free not to do searches although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Thornton Heath the following are instances of what can show up and adversely affect market value: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Thornton Heath is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Thornton Heath are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Thornton Heath you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Thornton Heath may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
Planning to complete next month on a ground floor flat in Thornton Heath. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Thornton Heath should include some of the following:
You need to be told what constitutes a Nuisance in the lease You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions How long the lease is. You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of the 80 year mark Specifying your rights in respect of the communal areas in the block.E.G., does the lease grant a right of way over an accessway or hallways?
Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in seeking a lease extension in Thornton Heath. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Thornton Heath conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Thornton Heath property is Ground Floor Flat 14 Lodge Road in October 2013. the tribunal held that the price payable for the acquisition of the extended lease of the property should be £12,590 .00 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 69.46 years.