Me and my husband are buying a maisonette in Chipping Sodbury. My lawyer has never been on on the mortgage company solicitor panel. Can I still appoint my Chipping Sodbury conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the mortgage company panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
Various options include
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Chipping Sodbury lawyer but your lender will need to appoint a solicitor from their approved list. This will result in additional fees together with potential delay.
- Get a fresh lawyer to conduct the conveyancing, making sure they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel.
- Appeal to your conveyancer to attempt to join the bank panel
We are looking to buy a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Chipping Sodbury who is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for RBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Chipping Sodbury and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Chipping Sodbury. We have lived in Chipping Sodbury for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury. I've discover a site which seems to have the ideal answer If it is possible to get all formalities completed via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Chipping Sodbury where we see a few flat sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Chipping Sodbury conveyancing firms. Can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury - Examples of Questions you should ask before buying
In the main the outlay for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Chipping Sodbury obliged leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for larger works. If a Chipping Sodbury lease has fewer than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the property. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are content with remaining years on the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this will be. For most Chipping Sodburylease extensions you will be required to have owned the residence for 24 months in order to be entitled to extend the lease. What prohibitions are contained in the Chipping Sodbury Lease?