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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Carlisle

Are you able to suggest a The Mortgage Works sanctioned Carlisle conveyancing practice who can have us moved in within 10 days? Would it be better to use a high street Carlisle firm or a web based comparison site?

We can recommend some very good Carlisle conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Carlisle. Approach some well established firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Explain your deadline together with your reasons and get an assurance on speed. Appoint the lawyer that you trust.

I have 70 years left on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Carlisle. Conveyancing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 1/12/2018 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

My husband and I are spending time looking at houses in Carlisle and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a solicitor appointed at this point? I intend to finance via a home loan with Nationwide.

You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the EA. As you are taking out a mortgage with Nationwide, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I have paid off my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Carlisle conveyancing practitioner on the Principality panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Principality mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Leeds Building Society. Is it usual for Leeds Building Society to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Carlisle is approved on their conveyancing panel? Leeds Building Society have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Leeds Building Society to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Should I go with a Carlisle conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am buying? An old friend can carry out the legal work however her office is a couple of hundredmiles drive away.

The benefit of a local Carlisle conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and they were content that must trump using an unfamiliar Carlisle conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.

To what extent are Carlisle conveyancing solicitors under an obligation to the Law Society to publish clear conveyancing figures?

Inbuilt into the Solicitors Code of Conduct are specific rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their charges to clients.The Law Society have a practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not to be regarded as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, however, represent the Law Society’s perspective of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Carlisle or across England and Wales.

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