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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishopsworth

IfI were to purchase a freehold housein Bishopsworth mortgage fee and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Bishopsworth?

The only saving you would make on is the Bishopsworth conveyancing searches. A lawyer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, correspond with your sellers lawyer, stamp duty submission, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge but it will not be significant.

I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Bishopsworth. I I am struggling to find out if they are on the Nationwide Building Society approved list of lawyers. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?

The first thing to do is phone the conveyancer and ask them if they can act for the lender. Otherwise please call Nationwide Building Society who may be able to help.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Bishopsworth. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you should retain a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you now have a tight a drop dead date to complete the property. An auction property should have a bespoke legal set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold premises the conveyancing papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to a leasehold property. You must hand this to the conveyancer instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Bishopsworth off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Nottingham. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in July 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Nationwide are being difficult. The Bishopsworth solicitor who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Nationwide are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Nationwide have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nationwide have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nationwide may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Bishopsworth is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Bishopsworth are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Bishopsworth you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bishopsworth may ascertain 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 residence.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Bishopsworth for my remortgage. Can I check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

One may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training reasons.

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