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Ready to buy a new home in Ampthill? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Ampthill home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ampthill

I am considering mortgaging my house in Ampthill, does my lawyer have to be on the Nottingham Solicitor panel?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, but Nottingham would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

I am helping my mother sell her house in Ampthill. Will the solicitor order an EPC or do I organise this?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s became a compulsory element of selling a house. An energy assessment must be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. It is not something that law firms normally arrange. Where you are using a Ampthill conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local energy assessors

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Skipton are being pedantic. The Ampthill solicitor who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Skipton are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Skipton have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Skipton have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Skipton 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.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Leeds Building Society. Is it usual for Leeds Building Society to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Ampthill is approved on their conveyancing panel? Leeds Building Society have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Leeds Building Society to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

What can a local search reveal regarding the house my wife and I purchasing in Ampthill?

Ampthill conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Xpress Legal The local search plays an important role in most Ampthill conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.

I am purchasing a new build house in Ampthill benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep advised me not disclose to my solicitor about the extras as it would 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.

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