Due to move into my new home in Cholsey next Monday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the mortgage company. What risks does the lender expect the insurance to cover?
Any lawyer on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 instructions. These obligations are not limited to conveyancing in Cholsey.
I am purchasing my first flat in Cholsey with a mortgage from Barclays . The sellers would not move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent suggested that I not reveal to my lawyer about this deal as it will jeopardize my mortgage with Barclays . Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I am looking to sell my home. My past solicitors have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Cholsey if that makes things easier.
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I own a leasehold house in Cholsey. Conveyancing and Bank of Scotland mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Cholsey who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Cholsey conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Cholsey Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to buying
In the main the cost for major works tend not to be incorporated into the maintenance charges, although some managing agents in Cholsey obliged tenants to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major works. Is the freehold reversion owned collectively by the tenants? The majority of Cholsey leasehold properties will have a service bill for the upkeep of the block invoiced by the landlord. Should you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this liability, usually in instalments during the year. This can vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common areas. In all probability there will be a ground rent to be met yearly, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant amount, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire as occasionally it could be many hundreds of pounds.
Developers have recommended to me a property lawyer and I've received an estimate from them. It's almost two hundred pounds cheaper than my preferred Cholsey conveyancer. Should I use them?
Housebuilders normally have lists of conveyancers who are quick and who know the seller’s paperwork and solicitor. Plenty of developers offer an incentive to use their approved solicitor for this reason, any increased charges can be avoided and a builder will not put forward a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction delayed when they demand an exchange within a tight deadline. The argument for not agreeing to use the recommended conveyancer is that they may prove reluctant to 'push' your interests for fear of alienating the developer. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should keep with your local Cholsey lawyer.