My IFA has requested my Battle lawyer’ panel member for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have tried my local Battle branch but they don't know it.
Have you tried calling your Battle conveyancer about this?. They retain a central record lender panel numbers.
We're in Battle, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is UBS , and our lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
I am purchasing a new build house in Battle with a mortgage from Leeds Building Society. The sellers would not budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep advised me not inform my lawyer about the side-deal as it would impact my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.
I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Battle prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Battle. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Battle especially if they are familiar with such properties in Battle.
My father has recommend that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in Battle. Should I find my own solicitor?
No doubt the best way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to seek guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the conveyancer you're considering.