My property lawyer in Cherry Burton has never been on on the Halifax Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Halifax panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Cherry Burton solicitors but Halifax will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal fees as well as result in delays.
- Get an alternative lawyer to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Convince your conveyancer to do everything within their powers to join the Halifax conveyancing panel
My colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Cherry Burton I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Cherry Burton conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Cherry Burton around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Cherry Burton.
The deeds to my house are lost. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Cherry Burton 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer will know precisely where to locate all the appropriate paperwork so you may purchase or dispose of your property without any difficulty. Where copies are not available, your conveyancer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on the premises.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Cherry Burton ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks will not grant a mortgage on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. If you call us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Cherry Burton. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
What does commercial conveyancing in Cherry Burton cover?
Non domestic conveyancing in Cherry Burton incorporates a broad array of guidance, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.