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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunvant

The Dunvant conveyancing firm handling our Dunvant conveyancing has discovered a difference when comparing the information in the valuation survey and what is in the title deeds. My solicitor informs me that he needs to ensure that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s approach right?

Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I am helping my mother sell her flat in Dunvant. Does the conveyancer commission an energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates remained a compulsory component of moving house. An energy assessment should be to hand before the property is marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Dunvant conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with long established Dunvant energy assessors

Is it the case that all Dunvant solicitor firms on the Santander conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Santander approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Principality have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a apartment in Dunvant has been accepted, what happens next?

The property agent will need to be informed of your solicitor's details (ensure that the conveyancers are on the lender’s approved list). Telephone Principality or the broker and finalise any outstanding documentation. Principality will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to arrange an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately ten days to get a mortgage offer. Principality will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Dunvant.

Should our conveyancer be raising questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Dunvant.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Dunvant. Some people will acquire a property in Dunvant, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which can figure out the risks in Dunvant. The standard property information forms supplied to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the owner to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser may commence a claim for damages as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A purchaser’s lawyers will also conduct an enviro search. This should disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be made.

In scouring the internet for the words cheap conveyancing in Dunvant it reveals many property lawyersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancing solicitor for my move?

The preferential way of seeking the right conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and relatives who have purchased a property in Dunvant or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Dunvant vary, so it's advisable to obtain a minimum of three fee calculations from varying types of conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

We expect to complete the sale of our £150,000 apartment in Dunvant next week. The landlords agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Dunvant?

Dunvant conveyancing on leasehold apartments nine out of ten times results in administration charges levied by freeholders :

    Addressing pre-contract questions Where consent is required before sale in Dunvant Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Dunvant leasehold premises is £350. For Dunvant conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to supply answers.

Dunvant Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Does the lease include onerous restrictions? Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will likely increase the maintenance charges?

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