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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cookley

I am in the throes of changing my existing standard loan to a BTL Alliance & Leicester mortgage. I have been informed by my broker that I require a conveyancer for this. I got in contact with my previous Cookley conveyancing firm who acted on my behalf when I originally bought the house. The costs illustration issued of £500 has shocked me as its a remortgage than a sale or purchase.

The estimate does seem a little on the high side. If you shop around you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, assuming were satisfied with the service the firm offered you mightcome to regret choosing an an untested conveyancer. Don't forget to be sure the conveyancer can also act for Alliance & Leicester . Do use our search tool to select a Cookley conveyancing firm on the Alliance & Leicester conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Cookley.

We are purchasing a flat in Cookley. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On completion day we will need to deposit our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Cookley. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nottingham have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Nottingham your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nottingham. The CML Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Nottingham where a lease fails to comply with these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not restricted to Cookley.

My husband and I are in the process of viewing apartments in Cookley and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it advisable to have my solicitor on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with UBS.

You should start obtaining 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 forward their contact information on to the selling agent. As you are getting a mortgage with UBS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I am purchasing a new build house in Cookley with a loan from Chelsea Building Society. The builders would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the deal as it may impact my loan with Chelsea Building Society. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Cookley in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. If you call us we can investigate further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Cookley. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Cookley to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £250,000 maisonette in Cookley next week. The landlords agents has quoted £408 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Cookley?

Cookley conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes more often than not requires the purchaser’s lawyer submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address such questions most will be content to do so. They may charge a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it is in excess of £800. The management information fee demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality you have no choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to complete the sale of your home.

I inherited a 2 bed flat in Cookley, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Cookley with an extended lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2071

With 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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