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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burwell

At what point does exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Burwell and am I required to be at the lawyers office?

If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Burwell you are invited in to sign documents. However, the firms we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is necessary for the solicitor to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Burwell)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

We previously appointed conveyancers with offices in Burwell on the Bank of Ireland solicitor panel. They have just billed me a further amount for dealing with the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your solicitor may levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Bank of Ireland but by your Burwell conveyancer. Some firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Burwell. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Coventry BS be concerned?

Given that your lender is Coventry BS your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Coventry BS. The CML Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Coventry BS where a lease fails to meet these conditions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Burwell.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Burwell conveyancing practitioner having made sure that they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Lloyds will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Lloyds will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Burwell surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

What does a local search tell me about the house we're buying in Burwell?

Burwell conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example Searches UK The local search plays a central part in most Burwell conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (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 topic headings.

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

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Burwell. 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…’

I'm purchasing my first flat in Burwell benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The sale representative suggested that I not to tell my conveyancer about this side-deal as it could affect my mortgage with the lender. 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.

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