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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brentwood

My lawyer has discovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the property we are buying in Brentwood. The seller’s lawyers have offered defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer says that he must check that the bank is content with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?

Regardless of the fact that you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will meet their provisions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. You and the bank are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Brentwood? Is this really necessary?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing instruction. The Terms of Engagement that you need to sign will no doubt stipulate this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be checked. If you are unwilling to provide ID verification documents, your lawyer can not take you on as a client.

I am considering applying for a Clydesdale mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Brentwood with 65 per cent loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Clydesdale ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel, but Clydesdale would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

I am purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Brentwood. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to ascertain if these works are allowed?

Your conveyancer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Brentwood can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or necessitated the consent of another owner. Some extensions need local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

How can we know in advance if a Brentwood conveyancing solicitor on the Barclays panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Brentwood obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

Intending to buy a flat in Brentwood. 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 Skipton 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 Brentwood solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Brentwood?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Brentwood. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

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