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Ready to buy a new home in Chelmsley Wood? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Chelmsley Wood transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood

We are purchasing a 1 bedroom flat in Chelmsley Wood with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Chelmsley Wood conveyancer, but the lender advise she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel solicitors or continue with our Chelmsley Wood solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This feels very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Chelmsley Wood conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Is it possible to transfer to a new solicitor as I need to select a firm on the Santander conveyancing panel. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsley Wood round the corner but he is not accepted by Santander

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsley Wood on the Santander panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsley Wood. In making use of search facility on this website, you can scrutinise fees for conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsley Wood and beyond.

I am 14 days into a freehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood. We are not happy. Could you help me find new lawyers?

A lawyer would need to be very poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you will need to make them aware of the new lawyer and have the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the lenders panel to avoid escalating expenses and complications. That should be your starting point. The search tool should help you find a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Chelmsley Wood can be reduced if you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
  • Some Chelmsley Wood leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but you should double-check via your conveyancers. A buyer’s conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to where the lease term is under 80 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. If you have had any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are settled prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as over as opposed to unsettled.

I bought a garden flat in Chelmsley Wood, conveyancing having been completed in 2004. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Chelmsley Wood with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2079

With only 55 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

I am considering instructing an online solicitor ahead of a Chelmsley Wood conveyancing practice. Am I making a mistake?

There are advantages of having the option pop in to a local Chelmsley Wood conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers same day
  • often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for more complex house moves
  • the ability to complain if things go pear-shaped

When comparing fees, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Chelmsley Wood high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Often online companies seem to offer low cost prices, but have burried 'extras' in the fine print.

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