Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Battle is not identified on my mortgage company's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s work?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Battle conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify practices on the Loughborough BS conveyancing panel for instance in Battle?
We are not aware of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.
Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Battle?
Two types of professional can execute conveyancing in Battle namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle conveyancing services that required to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. They are both obliged to execute Battle conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be professionally carried out and that all necessary procedures will be appropriately adhered to.
I am planning to move property in September. Will my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Battle. Conveyancing firm was chosen before I stumbled across your page.
On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from your selling agent but this should only be done when the vendors lawyers confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be given over. After that you should tell the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal company but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in Battle or a legal practice that specialises in conveyancing in Battle.
I am the only recipient of my late father’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Battle. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in June. I want to move. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in June. Will no one buy the property for half a year?
The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be caught by that. many banks would take a practical view as this obligation is chiefly there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.
My friend advised me that if I am purchasing in Battle I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Battle conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Battle around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Battle Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Battle Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Battle.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Battle?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Battle. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’