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Ready to buy a new home in Frenchay? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Frenchay home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Frenchay

Me and my fiance are buying a 3 bedroom apartment in Frenchay with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Frenchay lawyer, but the mortgage company says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the lender panel solicitors or keep our Frenchay conveyancer and pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. We regard this is inequitable; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Frenchay conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My wife and I buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Frenchay. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will the conveyancing process include investigations to ascertain if these works are prohibited?

Your property lawyer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Frenchay will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of changes or require the consent of a 3rd party. Many extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Bank of Ireland, do Frenchay property lawyers incur a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Frenchay. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

I am selling my property. My previous conveyancers have shut. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Frenchay if that affects matters.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Frenchay. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Frenchay. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Frenchay - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I invested in buying a leasehold flat in Frenchay, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding flats in Frenchay with an extended lease are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2083

With 59 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £20,900 and £24,200 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

Are there any specific advantages to selecting a local conveyancer in Frenchay

Many buyers and sellers in Frenchay select a nearby high street solicitor so that they can visit if they have concerns, and to deliver documents without using the post.

There is a slight advantage in opting for a conveyancer nearby to a premises you are purchasing, due to the in-depth knowledge of the locality and possible local issues - nevertheless this is debatable. The majority of conveyancers are now online and may be any place in the world.

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