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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Riding Villages

My wife and I have just purchased a property in East Riding Villages. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in East Riding Villages?

The query is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in East Riding Villages. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller fills in a form known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information proves to be misleading, then you may have a claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in East Riding Villages.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in East Riding Villages? Is this really warranted?

East Riding Villages conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers accross the UK have an obligation under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to verify the ID of any client in order to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients will need to supply two forms of certified identification; proof of ID (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (typically a Utility Bill no older than three months).

Proof of the origin of monies is also necessary in compliance with the money laundering statutes as solicitors are required to check that the monies you are using to acquire a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase monies where you are a cash purchaser) has originated from legitimate source (such as an inheritance) rather than the proceeds of illegitimate behaviour.

How can we know in advance if a East Riding Villages conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in East Riding Villages getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Skipton. I assume I don't need a East Riding Villages conveyancer on the Skipton panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Skipton mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Skipton mortgage from the register. Skipton, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Skipton has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Skipton has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Skipton mortgage has been paid off.

I can not work out if my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local East Riding Villages building society branch on numerous occasions and was informed it wasn't a problem and they will lend. My East Riding Villages conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

Your property lawyer must comply with the CML Handbook section two conditions 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 lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I have a semi-detached Georgian house in East Riding Villages. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Nationwide Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in East Riding Villages and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one close by in East Riding Villages I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in East Riding Villages in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

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