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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ilminster

Will lawyers request an advanced payment for conveyancing in Ilminster?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Ilminster your lawyer will ask you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

I am assisting my sister sell her property in Ilminster. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange the energy assessment or do I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was maintained a mandatory element of moving property. An EPC should be to hand prior to the property being advertised. This is not something that law firms normally arrange. Where you are using a Ilminster conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local assessors

When it comes to mortgage companies such as UBS, do Ilminster solicitors face a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Virgin Money. Is it usual for Virgin Money to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Ilminster is approved on their conveyancing panel? Virgin Money have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Virgin Money to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Me and my brother purchased a semi-detached Georgian house in Ilminster. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Alliance & Leicester . I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Ilminster and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

About to purchase a new build flat in Ilminster. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Ilminster

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Ilminster before appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not give a loan on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Ilminster. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Ilminster to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

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