My previous solicitor has sent a quote for £1700 for no move no fee conveyancing in Goodrich. I’m looking to sell a purpose built house for £150,000. Is this expensive? Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Goodrich?
The costs illustration is slightly on the steep side. If you shop around you could trim some of the cost by perhaps £125. That being said, you couldcome to rue opting for an a cheaper solicitor. If is important to enquire the firm can also act for your lender. You can use our search tool to choose a Goodrich conveyancing firm on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Goodrich.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a search tool with a view to list solicitors on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Goodrich?
Lexsure has not been advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a tool.
Please help - my lawyer says that defective lease insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Goodrich?
The right level of defective lease indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
I am the sole beneficiary of my late father’s will and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Goodrich. The Goodrich property was put into my name in May. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my property ownership may be treated the same way as if I'd bought the house in May. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?
The CML handbook instructs solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be affected by that. Most lenders would take a pragmatic view as this provision is primarily there to pick up on subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.
I'm in the process of viewing flats in Goodrich and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it advisable to have my solicitor on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a home loan with Lloyds.
It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Lloyds, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I'm purchasing a new build house in Goodrich with a mortgage from HSBC Bank. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep told me not to tell my conveyancer about the side-deal as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Goodrich ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a loan on this type of home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check 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 Goodrich. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Goodrich to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.