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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cranfield

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Cranfield

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Cranfield and Solicitor firms in Cranfield who can assist with your conveyancing It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. The two can conduct other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Cranfield. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender RBS be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with RBS your lawyer must follow the formal requirements set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to RBS where a lease fails to satisfy these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Cranfield.

Our sealed bid on a house in Cranfield has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other flats booked. I have selected a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Cranfield. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with RBS going?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Cranfield conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the RBS approved list. As to the subsequent stages this very much dictated by the circumstances of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a hot market many home buyers would apply for a home loan with RBS and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their lawyer to press on with the conveyancing in Cranfield.

I need some fast conveyancing in Cranfield as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside one month. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not obtaining a home loan you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would suggest that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Cranfield the following are instances of what can appear and adversely impact future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Cranfield I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Cranfield suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Cranfield. I've discover a web site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Me and my husband accepted an offer on a Cranfield property left to us 5 years ago in 2012. I have over a decades worth of conveyancing knowledge and, now retired, see no reason not to undertake the legal work. The purchaser's lawyer has informed me that their mortgage company will not allow you to do your own conveyancing as they require the funds to be passed via a solicitor's bank account.

Lending requirements to lawyers from all CML members state that If the vendor does not have legal representation the buyer’s lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be informed so that a decision can be reached if they are willing to proceed.

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