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Find a Highworth Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Highworth

Due to complete my purchase in Highworth next Monday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the bank. What does the insurance need to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook instructions. These requirements are not limited to conveyancing in Highworth.

How up to date is your search tool for Highworth conveyancing solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel? Do Virgin Money send you an updated list?

Highworth conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Virgin Money directly.

What will a local search inform me about the house we're buying in Highworth?

Highworth conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Searchflow The local search is essential in every Highworth conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

I'm buying my first flat in Highworth with a mortgage from Britannia. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative advised me not reveal to my conveyancer about this extras as it will adversely affect my loan with Britannia. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

My husband and I are first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent advised that the vendor will only proceed if we appoint their preferred conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local conveyancer used to conveyancing in Highworth

We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your own,trusted Highworth conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothose that will provide their estate agent a referral fee or hit his conveyancing thresholds set by senior management.

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