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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Horfield

My IFA has requested my Horfield solicitor’s panel reference for the Nat West conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I obtain this. I have tried my local Horfield branch but they have not responded to me.

The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Horfield solicitor . Most Horfield law firms will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each bank.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is removed from the Principality Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Horfield?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

A colleague suggested that where I am purchasing in Horfield I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Horfield conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Horfield around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Horfield.

My husband and I are 18 days into a residential purchase having been directed to a firm by the selling agent to handle our conveyancing in Horfield. We are not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?

A solicitor would have to be really bad to suggest replacing them. Has the mortgage been sent? If so you will need to advise them of the new contact details and get the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid supplemental charges and delays. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. The search tool will assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Horfield

I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor apartment in Horfield. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have just had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the invoice as usual as all rents and maintenance invoices should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I inherited a split level flat in Horfield, conveyancing formalities finalised 9 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Horfield with a long lease are worth £255,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2095

With 73 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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