Some advice if I may. My Whittlesey lawyer is informing me me that she is duty bound toorder Whittlesey conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the Santandersolicitor panel. These Whittlesey searches cost a lot of money can this be avoided?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a home loan with a lender your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Whittlesey conveyancing searches.
My wife and I are planning on selling our house in Whittlesey and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Whittlesey. Having lived in Whittlesey for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Whittlesey. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Whittlesey of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am buying a new build flat in Whittlesey. 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 legal work.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Whittlesey
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. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Whittlesey before retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not issue a loan on such a home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Nationwide. If you call us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Whittlesey. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Whittlesey to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Whittlesey. I have discover a web site which appears to be the perfect answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via phone 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?