I have a decision in principle. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would prefer to instruct a high street conveyancing solicitor in Arnside?
You should check but the the probability is that appoint one of their panel conveyancers if you take up the "fee-free" offer. Speak to the lender and see if they offer you a cash alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Arnside.
I have been told by my conveyancer that missing deeds insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Arnside conveyancing?
The appropriate level of missing deeds indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between National Westminster Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
Is there a list of Clydesdale panel conveyancers in Arnside on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association sites. Very few mortgage companies make their panel listings open the public on the web. If you are looking for a Arnside solicitor on the Clydesdale please use our facility.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Arnside. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. RBS 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 you are obtaining a mortgage with RBS your lawyer must follow the conveyancing instructions contained in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to RBS where a lease does not comply with these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Arnside.
I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of hinderance in Arnside conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Arnside.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Arnside ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to give a loan on this type of home.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Arnside. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Arnside and how can you help?
The 1954 Act provides a safeguard to business leaseholders, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a renewal lease and remain in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Arnside is one of the many locations in which the firms we work with have offices