We are due to exchange buying a property in Bishop Auckland but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have managed to agree recompense from the current proprietors of six thousand pounds taking the form of a reduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process yet Coventry BS are not allowing this. Why were they approached?
The solicitor being on a Coventry BS conveyancing panel is obliged to disclose to Coventry BS of any amendments to the sale price. If you were to refuse your conveyancing practitioner to report the reduction to Coventry BS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Coventry BS and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in Bishop Auckland.
I am assisting my niece sell her property in Bishop Auckland. Does the solicitor order an EPC or should I organise this?
Following the abolition of HIPs, energy performance certificates was left as a mandatory element of selling a property. An EPC should be to hand in advance of the property being marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Bishop Auckland conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable Bishop Auckland providers
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Bishop Auckland. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £150. A few days later, 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 house in Bishop Auckland. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Bishop Auckland lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Bishop Auckland is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Bishop Auckland are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Bishop Auckland you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bishop Auckland may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
What tools are available to locate a Bishop Auckland law firm on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am happy to travel upto 25miles to meet the solicitor.
You can use the facility on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of Bishop Auckland conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Bishop Auckland conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to see if they are on the Chelsea Building Society member panel
Is it best to appoint a Bishop Auckland conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? An old friend can deal with the legal formalities however they are based a couple of hundredkilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Bishop Auckland conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign documents, present your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Bishop Auckland know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and the majority were happy that must surpass using an unknown Bishop Auckland conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.