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Ready to buy a new home in Biddenham? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Biddenham conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biddenham

My husband and I are hoping to acquire a 1 bedroom apartment in Biddenham with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Biddenham conveyancer, however the bank advise he's not on their "panel". It appears that we have little option but to use one of the lender panel conveyancing practices or keep our Biddenham property lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We feel that this is unjust; are we not able to insist that the bank use our Biddenham conveyancing practitioner ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Biddenham conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My partner and I are acquiring a brand new flat in Biddenham and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to the bank to disclose incentives from the builder. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and I would rather not prolong matters. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Biddenham

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Biddenham and Solicitor practices in Biddenham offering conveyancing We would stress that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. The two can deal with associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

My partner and I have arranged a further advance on our home loan from Aldermore as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Biddenham. Are we obliged to select a nearby Biddenham solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Aldermore don't usually appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Aldermore list.

My wife and I are in the throws of viewing houses in Biddenham and I am about to put in an offer. Is it wise to have a lawyer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Lloyds.

It would be prudent to instigate your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

How does conveyancing in Biddenham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Biddenham come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Biddenham typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Biddenham or who has acted in the same development.

My company is planning to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Biddenham for less than 1500k?

We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Biddenham, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are hoping to purchase or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we can find you the right firm. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Let us have your details or call so as to enable us to supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

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