My Bradford conveyancer has identified a discrepancy when comparing the information in the valuation report and what is in the legal papers for the property. My solicitor has advised that he needs to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s stance right?
Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
My wife and I buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Bradford. Our aim is to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will legal conveyancing on the property include investigations to determine if these alterations are permitted?
Your conveyancer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Bradford can sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain alterations or need the consent of a 3rd party. Many works require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Bradford. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. Shortly after, the lawyer called me to say that they were not on the Virgin Money 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 Virgin Money 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 flat in Bradford. 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 UBS 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 Bradford lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel.
Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Bradford.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Bradford. Plenty of people will purchase a house in Bradford, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.
Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be carried out by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Bradford. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the vendor to discover whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the property has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer may bring a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading response. A buyer’s solicitors may also order an environmental search. This should indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be carried out.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Bradford I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Bradford for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?
Should you need a home loan that many years will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
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