I am purchasing property in Aston on Trent. My Solicitor has never been on on the lender conveyancing panel. Can I still continue with my Aston on Trent conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the lender panel?
One will need to have a lawyer to complete the legal work required if you take out a loan to buy your home. The conveyancer will conduct all the essential due diligence on the property, ensuring that you will be registered as proprietor and ensure that all the necessary mortgage paperwork is dealt with. One could instruct a Aston on Trent solicitor of your choosing. However, where the conveyancer appointed is not on the mortgage company solicitor panel supplemental fees will arise as separate legal representation will be required by them. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so where your solicitor has not previously sought membership they should take the chance to apply.
Is it the case that all Aston on Trent conveyancing solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be regulated by the CLC.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Aston on Trent. I have a mortgage agreed with Nottingham. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.
I have instructed a Aston on Trent conveyancing practitioner having checked that they are on the Santander conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Santander will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Santander will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Aston on Trent postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Santander, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Aston on Trent.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Aston on Trent ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to grant a loan on this type of premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Aston on Trent. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Aston on Trent especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Aston on Trent.
I am looking at a couple of maisonettes in Aston on Trent which have approximately forty five years left on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?
There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Aston on Trent is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the salability of the property. The majority of buyers and banks, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Aston on Trent conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Aston on Trent - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
How long is the Lease? Its a good idea to discover as much as possible regarding the company managing the building as they will either make life much easier or a lot more difficult. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you will be at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily issues such as the upkeep of the communal areas. You should not be afraid to ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. On a final note, be sure you know the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the relevant party and specifically how they are spending the funds. Is anyone aware of any major works on the horizon that will increase the maintenance costs?
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