I was notified today by my mortgage adviser that my Hale Barns property lawyer is not on the lender Solicitor panel. How can I be sure if this is correct?
Your first step should be to contact your Hale Barns conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.
My Conveyancer in Hale Barns has never been on on the Yorkshire Building Society Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor even though they are excluded from the Yorkshire Building Society approved list?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Carry on with your existing Hale Barns lawyers but Yorkshire Building Society will need to retain a solicitor on their panel. This will result in additional overall legal fees and cause delays.
- Choose a new solicitor to to deal with the purchase, obviously checking they are Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel
Me and my brother have a terraced Edwardian house in Hale Barns. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hale Barns and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.
How does conveyancing in Hale Barns differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Hale Barns approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because house builders in Hale Barns typically purchase the site, 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 property lawyers 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 Hale Barns or who has acted in the same development.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am selling a residence in Swansea but I am based in Hale Barns. My conveyancer (approximately 260 miles from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Hale Barns to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Hale Barns based