I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Cotswolds. I I am struggling to find out if they are on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. Could you help?
The first thing to do is e-mail the solicitor and ask them if they can act for the lender. Alternatively you should get in touch with Yorkshire Building Society who may be able to help.
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when purchasing a house in Cotswolds? or I am told that there is historic law that means some owners of property living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Cotswolds?
Unless a previous purchase of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you may assume that conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Cotswolds to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Victorian property in Cotswolds. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Nationwide Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Cotswolds and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.
How does conveyancing in Cotswolds differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Cotswolds approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Cotswolds usually purchase 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Cotswolds or who has acted in the same development.
I am selling my property. My previous lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Cotswolds if that affects matters.
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