We see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Bispham?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Bispham.
What can a local search reveal concerning the house I am buying in Bispham?
Bispham conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example Searchflow The local search is essential in every Bispham conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.
The deeds to my house can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Bispham 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
Assuming you have a registered title the details of your proprietorship will be evidenced by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, find your property and secure up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for £20 inclusive of VAT.
I'm buying my first flat in Bispham with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about this side-deal as it would affect my loan with Chelsea Building Society. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a property in Cardiff but reside in Bispham. My solicitor (who is 200 miles from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Bispham to witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Bispham based