We're in Denmark Hill, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Kent Reliance , and our solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Me and my partner are buying a property in Denmark Hill. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we will need to deposit money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Denmark Hill. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Kent Reliance be concerned?
Given that your lender is Kent Reliance your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Kent Reliance. The CML Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Kent Reliance where a lease fails to comply with these provisions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Denmark Hill.
I am expecting a AIP from Aldermore this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Aldermore recommend any Denmark Hill solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Denmark Hill solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Aldermore through the process.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial site in Denmark Hill?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Denmark Hill will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Denmark Hill. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Denmark Hill.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Denmark Hill it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Denmark Hill commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Denmark Hill.
How does conveyancing in Denmark Hill differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Denmark Hill contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Denmark Hill typically buy the site, 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 property lawyers 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 Denmark Hill or who has acted in the same development.
A conveyancing company acted on my conveyancing in Denmark Hill half a dozen years past having stored my deeds but has now closed – What steps do I now take to get hold of them?
Deeds, as such, are no longer appropriate for most homes in Denmark Hill are archived electronically at Land Registry. Where you need to establish evidence of proprietorship or are selling or re-mortgaging your conveyancer can obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.
If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to email@example.com. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned as quickly as possible.