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Find a Dickens Heath Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dickens Heath

Would the conveyancing solicitors that are recommend conduct auction conveyancing in Dickens Heath?

There are a few auction lawyers we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Dickens Heath is one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers have offices.

Do I need to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Dickens Heath so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.

As opposed to twenty years ago, almost all mortgage companies no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to supply ID documents and there are still distinct benefits to choosing a local practitioner, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Dickens Heath.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Kent Reliance. Dickens Heath conveyancing lawyers were instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Kent Reliance?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Kent Reliance conducted the survey? Have you advised Kent Reliance as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Dickens Heath building society branch on a couple of occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Dickens Heath conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

The conveyancing practitioner must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 requirements for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

About to purchase maisonette in Dickens Heath. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Dickens Heath property lawyer is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.

Do I need to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when acquiring a residence in Dickens Heath?

Unless a previous acquisition of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you may take it that lawyers conducting conveyancing in Dickens Heath to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Dickens Heath. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Dickens Heath Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before buying

    What is the the remaining lease term? Does the lease include onerous restrictions? Who manages the block?

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