Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to to identify solicitors on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Crewkerne?
We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as a first time purchaser of a garden flat in Crewkerne. Do I receive the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Crewkerne?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be invited to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
I'm in the throws of looking at houses in Crewkerne and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a home loan with Skipton.
It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. 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 details on to the estate agent. Given that you are seeking a mortgage with Skipton, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Crewkerne solicitor having checked that they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Barclays will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Barclays will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Crewkerne postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Crewkerne.
three months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Crewkerne concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Crewkerne. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Crewkerne
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
My business partner and I are looking to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-move-no fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Crewkerne for under 1500k?
We can recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Crewkerne, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are hoping to buy or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right solicitor. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and terms of the deal. Please provide us with your contact information or call so as to enable us to provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.