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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harborne

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Harborne what’s your top tip you can impart for the legal transfer of property in Harborne

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Harborne or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the vendor, property agent and sometimes your lender. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Harborne should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the transaction whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a distinct ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone must be blamed for the process taking so long. You your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer ahead of all other parties in the conveyancing process.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Santander. Harborne conveyancing practitioners have been appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Santander?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Santander completed the survey? Have you advised Santander as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Santander conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Harborne. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Nottingham be concerned?

Given that your lender is Nottingham your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions outlined in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nottingham. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Nottingham where a lease does not meet these specifications. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not restricted to Harborne.

My offer was accepted on a house in Harborne on 5/6/2019, valuation was booked 3 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to HSBC and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for HSBC to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the HSBC conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial land in Harborne?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Harborne will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Harborne. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Harborne.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Harborne it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Harborne commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Harborne.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Harborne. 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 conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Harborne

    Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Swansea but reside in Harborne. My lawyer (based 200 miles from mehas requested that I sign a stat dec prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Harborne who can witness this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Harborne based

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