My partner and I are acquiring a ground floor flat in Blandford Forum. My lawyer is not listed on the bank solicitor panel. Is it possible for me to appoint my Blandford Forum conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the mortgage company approved list?
You have a couple of alternatives available to you here
- Carry on with your preferred Blandford Forum conveyancing practitioner but your mortgage company will need to instruct a lawyer on their approved list. The net result is additional cost and potential interruption.
- Get a fresh solicitor to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel.
- Convince your property lawyer to apply to join the bank panel
I bought my house on 3 March and my personal details is yet to be registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Blandford Forum said it should be concluded inside ten days. Are transfers in Blandford Forum particularly slow to register?
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Blandford Forum registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any 3rd parties. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but some can be subject to longer delays. Historically registration takes place after the purchaser is living at the premises thus post completion formalities is not typically an essential issue yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
Is it possible to switch firm as I need to retain a firm on the Santander conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Blandford Forum round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Santander
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Blandford Forum on the Santander panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Blandford Forum. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Blandford Forum.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Blandford Forum conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Blandford Forum conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with several firms including non Blandford Forum conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:
How many lease extensions have they completed in Blandford Forum in the last twenty four months? Can they put you in touch with clients in Blandford Forum who can give a testimonial?
Blandford Forum Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before Purchasing
Most Blandford Forum leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service charge for the upkeep of the building levied on behalf of the management company. Where you acquire the flat you will have to meet this contribution, normally periodically during the year. This can be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large amount, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to check it because on occasion it could be prohibitively expensive. It is important to be aware if window replacement or some other major work is due shortly to be shared between the leaseholders and may well dramatically impact the level of the maintenance costs or require a one time payment. Please tell me if there are any major works on the horizon that will likely increase the maintenance costs?
What type of premises does your Blandford Forum conveyancing quotes relate to?
The quotes provided are only applicable to standard domestic property in England & Wales. Should you have any different requirements for instance industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Blandford Forum please telephone us to discuss this further .