We note that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Widnes?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Widnes.
We are purchasing a house and the lawyer has raised the issue of Chancel Repair for which the property may be liable as it falls into the area of such a church. She has recommended insurance. Is this really required for conveyancing in Widnes
Unless a previous purchase of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you could expect conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Widnes to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Widnes. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Widnes of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am purchasing a new build house in Widnes with a loan from Yorkshire Building Society. The developers refused to budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent told me not reveal to my conveyancer about this side-deal as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Widnes I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Widnes for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandfather I am selling a property in Neath but live in Widnes. My conveyancer (approximately 200 kilometers from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Widnes to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Widnes based