Are the BSA planning on creating a searchable register to list law firms on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Greystones?
We have not been informed any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.
My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Greystones. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal investigations on the property involve enquiries to determine if these works are permitted?
Your property lawyer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Greystones can on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of changes or require the consent of a 3rd party. Certain additions 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 impact extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Greystones. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Aldermore have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Aldermore your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements set out in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore. The CML Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Aldermore where a lease fails to satisfy these provisions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Greystones.
My husband and I are in the process of viewing houses in Greystones and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancer in place at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Leeds Building Society.
It would be prudent to instigate your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. As you are seeking a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
We are selling our house in Greystones and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Greystones. Having lived in Greystones for three years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You should 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 sickness)
How does conveyancing in Greystones differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Greystones approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Greystones usually purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Greystones or who has acted in the same development.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Greystones for my home move. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor call for training purposes.