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Ready to buy a new home in Corfe Castle? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Corfe Castle conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Corfe Castle

I have paid off my mortgage with Clydesdale. I assume I don't need a Corfe Castle solicitor on the Clydesdale panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Clydesdale mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Clydesdale mortgage from the register. Clydesdale, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Clydesdale has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Clydesdale has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Clydesdale mortgage has been paid off.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Corfe Castle. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Corfe Castle. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £175. A few days later, the property lawyer called me to say that they were not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Yorkshire BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

My friend recommended that if I am purchasing in Corfe Castle I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Corfe Castle conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Corfe Castle around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Corfe Castle.

How does conveyancing in Corfe Castle differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Corfe Castle approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because builders in Corfe Castle typically acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Corfe Castle or who has acted in the same development.

What tools are available to locate a Corfe Castle solicitor on the Britannia conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am prepared to travel upto 10miles to meet the conveyancer.

Feel free to make use of the search on this page. Please pick a lender and your location and you will see a number of Corfe Castle conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Corfe Castle conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to verify whether they are on the Britannia approved list

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Corfe Castle where we see a number of leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have received contradictory information from local Corfe Castle conveyancing solicitors. Can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

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 buyer need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 purchaser.

I own a leasehold flat in Corfe Castle, conveyancing formalities finalised May 2008. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Corfe Castle with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2078

With 55 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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