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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cumbria

I am obtaining a offer of a home loan from Nat West. I would like to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Cumbria. Does the Nat West Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Nat West conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

Do I need to visit the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Cumbria so that I can attend their offices if required.

As opposed to 15 years ago, most banks no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to supply identification documents and there are still manifest advantages to instructing a locally based practitioner, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Cumbria.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Cumbria. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you now have to instruct a conveyancing lawyer soon as you now have a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the property. An auction property will have a corresponding auction set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold property the legal pack may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You should give this to the lawyer working for you as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

A relative advised me that in purchasing a property in Cumbria there could be a number of restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Cumbria which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Cumbria should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

My wife and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from RBS as we want to carry out alterations to our home in Cumbria. Are we obliged to choose a high street Cumbria solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

RBS do not ordinarily instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS conveyancing panel.

I'm refinancing my existing property to a buy to let mortgage with Bank of Scotland and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on another property. The location we are interested in is Cumbria. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the conveyances?

Do use our search tool on this site to check that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Having checked that they are your solicitor should be able to tie up the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and make apparent your desired outcome and requirements.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Cumbria. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Cumbria - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I invested in buying a studio flat in Cumbria, conveyancing formalities finalised 6 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in Cumbria with a long lease are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2080

With 61 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £18,100 and £20,800 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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