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Ready to buy a new home in Highnam? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Highnam home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Highnam

My wife and I are purchasing a 2 bedroom flat in Highnam with a mortgage. We like our Highnam conveyancer, however the lender advise he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to appoint one of the lender panel conveyancing practices or keep our Highnam property lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We regard this is inequitable; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Highnam conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Highnam? Is this really necessary?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering laws require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing instruction. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign should confirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. Should you are unwilling to supply identification documents, your solicitor will not be able to take you on as a client.

I am buying a house and the lawyer has mentioned Chancel Repair to which the property could be obligated to pay given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has suggested insurance. Is this really necessary for conveyancing in Highnam

Unless a previous acquisition of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Highnam to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

In scouring the internet for the words conveyancing in Highnam it reveals many conveyancersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for purchase transaction?

The ideal way of finding a suitable conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so seek the guidance of friends and relatives who have bought a property in Highnam or the respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Highnam differ, so it's sensible to request a minimum of four fee calculations from different law firms. Be sure to secure confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Highnam. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Highnam - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Highnam Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    Does this lease have in excess of 80 years remaining? Make sure you enquire if the the lease contains any unreasonable restrictions in the lease. By way of example some leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Highnam. If you love the propertyin Highnam but your dog can’t live with you then you will be faced difficult choice. How much is the ground rent and service charge?

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