Me and my fiance are purchasing a 2 bedroom flat in Irby with a mortgage. We like our Irby lawyer, however the bank says he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little option but to instruct one of the mortgage company panel solicitors or keep our Irby solicitor as well as pay for one of their panel lawyers to act for them. We feel that this is unjust; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’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 Irby conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
we are a couple who intend to purchase a 2 bedroom flat in Irby with a residential mortgage from Clydesdale.We have a Irby conveyancing lawyer but Clydesdale informed us she’s not on their "panel". It seems we are left with no choice but to instruct a Clydesdale panel lawyer or retain our high street solicitor and fork out for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Clydesdale use our lawyer?
Unfortunately,no. The home loan offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that conveyancers must be on the Clydesdale approved list. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could find 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. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Clydesdale
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Irby. Conveyancing is daunting 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.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Irby
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.
My husband and I are new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent told us that the owners will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's recommended lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Irby
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated buyer is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to appoint your own,trusted Irby conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthe ones that will provide their estate agent a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.
My wife and I have instructed a Irby conveyancing solicitor for our home move (novice purchasers) and have noticed in the engagement letter that they are not governed by the FCA. Am I right to be worried or is that the norm with conveyancing practitioner?
We can't see why they should be. Most property lawyer don't lend money. You should check that they are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who set strict stipulations in place on amounts held in their bank.