I am assisting my niece sell her house in England Springs. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange the EPC or do I organise this?
After the demise of HIPs, energy performance certificates was maintained a required element of selling a house. An energy assessment should be commissioned before the property is advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally organise. Where you are instructing a England Springs conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with reputable England Springs assessors
I am buying a detached bungalow in England Springs. We would like to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to determine if these alterations are permitted?
Your conveyancer should check the registered title as conveyancing in England Springs will sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of changes or require the consent of another owner. Certain additions require local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I am the single beneficiary of my late father’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in England Springs. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in February. I want to move. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be considered the same way as if I'd bought the property in February. Will no one buy the property for half a year?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be affected by that. many lenders would take a sensible view as this obligation primarily exists to pick up on subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.
Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the primary cause of delay in England Springs house deals. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in England Springs.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in England Springs?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in England Springs. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in England Springs ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks may not grant a loan on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in England Springs. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in England Springs especially if they regularly deal with such properties in England Springs.
I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in England Springs for my sale. Can I check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Anyone may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor call for training reasons.