I am considering mortgaging my property in Henleaze, does my lawyer have to be on the Kent Reliance Solicitor panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel, but Kent Reliance would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
I am downsizing from our house in Henleaze and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Henleaze lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Henleaze. We have lived in Henleaze for 5 years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to enquire of 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 health insurance to cover that same illness)
I am purchasing my first flat in Henleaze with a mortgage from The Mortgage Works. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not reveal to my solicitor about the side-deal as it may impact my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Henleaze is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Henleaze are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Henleaze you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Henleaze may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
Are there any apps to assist me to identify a Henleaze law firm on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the facility on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Henleaze conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Henleaze conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to verify whether they are on the Barnsley Building Society member panel