My nephew is purchasing a house that has just been built in Herefordshire with a home loan from Yorkshire BS. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
My partner and I are downsizing from our property in Herefordshire and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Herefordshire. Having lived in Herefordshire for three years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must 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 life insurance to cover that same ailment)
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Herefordshire. Now, I need the files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Herefordshire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Herefordshire I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Herefordshire for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a home loan that many years may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a residence in Neath but reside in Herefordshire. My conveyancer (approximately 260 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Herefordshire to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Herefordshire based