My wife and I are nearing an exchange on a property in Copthorne and my parents have sent the 10% deposit to my conveyancing practitioner. I am now advised that as the deposit has been sent from someone other than me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my bank. Apparently, in also acting for the bank he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the bank regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for this now to delay the deal?
Your conveyancing practitioner is legally required to clarify with the bank to make sure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only notify this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
What does a local search reveal concerning the house I am buying in Copthorne?
Copthorne conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance PSG The local search plays a central part in most Copthorne conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.
I'm purchasing my first flat in Copthorne with a mortgage from Accord Mortgages Ltd. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent advised me not inform my solicitor about this extras as it will adversely affect my mortgage with Accord Mortgages Ltd. Is this normal?.
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 need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Copthorne for my remortgage. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training reasons.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in Copthorne. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have just received a quarterly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?
It best that you pay the invoice as you normally would as all rents and service invoices should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
Copthorne Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before buying
How much is the ground rent and service charge? You should want to discover as much as possible concerning the managing agents as they can either make living at the property much easier or a lot more difficult. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to day to day matters such as the cleanliness of the common parts. You should not be shy to ask other people what they think of them. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and specifically how they are spending the funds. Best to be warned whether redecorating or some other significant cost is due shortly that will be shared between the tenants and will dramatically increase the the maintenance costs or result in a one time invoice.