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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishop Auckland

I am getting closer to an exchange on a house in Bishop Auckland and my mum and dad have sent the 10% deposit to my property lawyer. I am now informed that as the deposit has not arrived from me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my bank. Apparently, in also acting for the lender he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I advised the bank about my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for this now to be an issue?

The conveyancing practitioner is duty bound to check with the bank to ensure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. The solicitor can only notify this to your mortgage company if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Bishop Auckland? What am I being asked for?

It is indeed that case that these requests have nothing to do with conveyancing in Bishop Auckland. However these days you will not be able to proceed with any conveyancing process if you have not submitting evidence of your identity. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a bank statement. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of identification it must be both the paper element as well as the photo card part, one is not satisfactory without the other.

Evidence of the source of funds is mandated under Money Laundering Regulations. You should not be offended when you are asked to produce this as your conveyancing solicitor must have this information on file. Your Bishop Auckland conveyancing practitioner will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any funds from you into their client account and they may also ask additional queries regarding the source of monies.

My Solicitor in Bishop Auckland is not on the Leeds Building Society Conveyancing Panel. Can I still retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Leeds Building Society list of approved lawyers?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Bishop Auckland solicitors but Leeds Building Society will need to instruct a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal fees and result in frustration.
  2. Find a new solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the Leeds Building Society panel

We are a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Bishop Auckland. I am am extremely frustrated with the level of service. Can you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

They would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has the mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your conveyancer needs to be on the banks panel to avoid escalating fees and complications. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool should help you find a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Bishop Auckland

Due to exchange soon on a studio apartment in Bishop Auckland. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Bishop Auckland should include some of the following:

    Does the lease prohibit wood flooring? It needs to be made clear to you if the lease allows you to add or upgrade aspects of the property- you must be made aware as to whether any restrictions relates to all alterations or limited to structural alteration, and whether permission is mandated necessary You would want to receive a copy of the lease The landlord’s rights to access the premises. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. The total extent of the premises. This might be the property itself but could also include a roof area or basement if relevant.
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Bishop Auckland please enquire of your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Bishop Auckland.

I acquired a leasehold flat in Bishop Auckland, conveyancing having been completed August 1999. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Bishop Auckland with a long lease are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2074

With just 52 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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