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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hilton

Willusing a Hilton conveyancing practitioner make the legal process smoother?

On the whole conveyancing lawyers in your location will have excellent alliances with your local authority, which could assist with your Hilton conveyancing searches that your lawyer will inevitably need. It also helps if they have existing rapport with the Land Registry covering your area Hilton, other conveyancers in the area and Hilton property agents.

Our lawyer has uncovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Hilton. The seller’s lawyers have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor has advised that he must be satisfied that the bank is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the lender can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancing practitioner will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Do banks and building societies provide you with an approved list of Hilton conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel?

Hilton conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Yorkshire BS directly.

We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Barclays as we want to carry out alterations to our house in Hilton. Are we obliged to appoint a high street Hilton solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Barclays would not normally instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Barclays list.

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with HSBC. Hilton conveyancing practitioners are instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from HSBC?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have HSBC completed the survey? Have you informed HSBC as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the HSBC conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Coventry BS are being problematic. The Hilton solicitor who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Coventry BS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Coventry BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Coventry BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Coventry BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Hilton is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Hilton are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Hilton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hilton may determine 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 property.

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