I am hoping to receive a offer of a home loan from Lloyds. I hope to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Exeter. Does the Lloyds Solicitor panel exclude Licensed Conveyancers?
The Lloyds approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
I am intent on selling our house in Exeter and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Exeter conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter. We have lived in Exeter for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
About to purchase a new build apartment in Exeter. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Exeter
The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
My husband and I are novice buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent told us that the owners will only go ahead if we appoint their preferred lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local solicitor used to conveyancing in Exeter
It is highly unlikely the sellers are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to use your preferred Exeter conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthe ones that will give their estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by senior management.
We are in the throes of selling our flat in Exeter. Conveyancing is fine but we have been asked to pay a fortune by the freeholder. So far we have paid £225 for a leasehold management pack and then another £200 plus VAT for answers to queries supplied by the purchaser's property lawyer.
Neither you or your conveyancer will have any impact over the level of the bill for this information however the typical fee for the information for Exeter leasehold property is £350. For Exeter conveyancing transactions it is conventional for the seller to cover the costs. The landlord or their agents are not duty bound to address such questions although many will be willing to do so - albeit often at high prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that mandates fixed charges for administrative tasks. There is no legal time frame by which they are duty bound to supply the information.