My wife and I are looking to buy a flat in Askam In Furness and have instructed a Askam In Furness conveyancing practice. Within the past 48 hours our conveyancer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Yorkshire Building Society have this morning contacted us to advise us that there is now an issue as our Askam In Furness conveyancer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Is this a problem?
If you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is usual for the purchasers' solicitors to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Askam In Furness lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.
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I am helping my niece sell her flat in Askam In Furness. Will the solicitor arrange the energy assessment or it is for the owner to see to?
Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy assessments was left as a mandatory component of moving house. An energy assessment should be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. It is not something that conveyancers ordinarily organise. Where you are using a Askam In Furness conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with reputable local accredited person
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as a 1st time buyer of a garden flat in Askam In Furness. Do I receive the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Askam In Furness?
On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Askam In Furness. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the seller's lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with TSB. Askam In Furness conveyancing solicitors were selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from TSB?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have TSB conducted the survey? Have you informed TSB as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the TSB conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Askam In Furness I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Askam In Furness for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
I purchased a property in Askam In Furness last 12/2/2018 and to date it is still not recorded with HMLR. It was part of a development site and my conveyancing practitioner told me that it may take 12 months to register. I have called the Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Do I need to be concerned?
It is your solicitor that you really need to turn to here in order to satisfy any issues which have arisen as part of the registration formalities for your Askam In Furness property. Normal Askam In Furness conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the seller's conveyancing practitioner that they will assist in resolving any requisition raised by HMLR so it may be a case of taking action to enforce that undertaking in some way.