Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Tiptree is not on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of her conveyancing?
That is more than likely an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Tiptree conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
We are buying a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Tiptree who is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for RBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Tiptree.
It has been 4 months following my purchase conveyancing in Tiptree completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Tiptree differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Tiptree come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in Tiptree typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Tiptree or who has acted in the same development.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Tiptree. I happened to discover a site which looks to be the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all formalities done via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Tiptree. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Tiptree are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Tiptree so you should seriously consider looking for a Tiptree conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the landlord’spermission to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer will advise you fully on all the issues.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Tiptree - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
On the whole the cost for major works tend not to be wrapped into the service charges, although some managing agents in Tiptree ask tenants to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific intention of building a fund for larger works. Is there a share of the freehold? It would be a good idea to find out if the the lease contains any onerous restrictions in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Tiptree. If you love the propertyin Tiptree yet your dog can’t live with you then you will be faced difficult choice.