When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Bridport property lawyers incur a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We are getting the release of further monies on our mortgage from Clydesdale as we intend to carry out renovations to our property in Bridport. Do we need to appoint a nearby Bridport solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
Clydesdale do not ordinarily require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.
I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Lloyds. Is it usual for Lloyds to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Bridport is approved on their conveyancing panel? Lloyds have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Lloyds to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I am planning on selling our home in Bridport and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Bridport lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an online conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bridport. Having lived in Bridport for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Bridport. Now, I need the documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bridport of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am selling a residence in Neath but reside in Bridport. My lawyer (based 250 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Bridport who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Bridport based
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 72 years unexpired on my flat in Bridport. I now want to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. In some cases a specialist would be useful to carry out a search and to produce a report which can be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Bridport.
Bridport Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing
What is the annual service fee and ground rent? For most Bridport leaseholds the outlay for major works tend not to be wrapped into the service charges, albeit that some managing agents in Bridport ask leasehold owners to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for major works.