Much to our surprise we have been told by our estate agent that my Basildon solicitor is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. What can I do to check?
You need to contact your Basildon lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Basildon conveyancing firm that is on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify firms on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for instance in Basildon?
We are not aware of any plans on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
We are getting the release of further monies on our mortgage from Lloyds as we intend to carry out a loft conversion to our property in Basildon. Are we obliged to select a bricks and mortar Basildon solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
Lloyds don't usually require a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Lloyds panel.
I am purchasing a property in Basildon. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender UBS be concerned?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with UBS your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for UBS. The CML Handbook contains minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to UBS where a lease does not satisfy these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Basildon.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house in Basildon. My financial adviser suggested a property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £150. Soon after, the solicitor contacted me to say that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Basildon. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Basildon
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?
My wife and I have just had a bid accepted on our 1st home in Basildon, and need to get solicitors instructed. We have utilised the various comparison based websites and the quotes are from all over the country. Is it important to have a Basildon property lawyer local to our potential new home? I am willing to do everything electronically, but I assume at some point we will need to physically go into the solicitor's office to sign contracts?
There is no requirement to attend the office of your solicitor, they can post any relevant papers to you, which you can sign and send back. Many home movers nevertheless opt to instruct a locally based solicitor, but it is not essential for conveyancing in Basildon.