I am obtaining a mortgage offer from Santander. I hope to employ the services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Carlisle. Does the Santander Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Santander conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my rented apartment in Carlisle by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice for your tenancy unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, speak to your lawyer and urge them to they seek the assistance the owners side, try to an acceptable time-line that all parties will aim to achieve
When does exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Carlisle and do I need to attend the conveyancers office?
If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Carlisle you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. That being said, the firms we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the solicitor to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Carlisle)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Carlisle. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Carlisle of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Carlisle conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Carlisle conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Carlisle conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be of use:
Can they put you in touch with clients in Carlisle who can give a testimonial? If they are not ALEP accredited then why not?
I own a studio flat in Carlisle, conveyancing formalities finalised 7 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding properties in Carlisle with over 90 years remaining are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2093
With just 72 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.