I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Irlam. I I would like to check if they are on the Clydesdale approved list of lawyers. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?
The first thing to do is phone your lawyer and ask them whether they can act for the lender. Otherwise you can call Clydesdale who may be able to help.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Irlam?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Irlam. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I was pointed in your direction by numerous selling agents in Irlam to find a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your site over alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t give any commission for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
We're new to the buying process - agreed a price, yet the estate agent has warned us that the seller will only proceed if we use their preferred conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Irlam
It is unlikely the owners are driving this. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is counter productive. Try to communicate with the owners directly and explain that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to appoint your own,trusted Irlam conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthose that will earn the estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing targets set by senior management.
What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Irlam conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Irlam conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you talk with several firms including non Irlam conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:
How experienced is the firm with lease extension legislation? What volume of lease extensions have they conducted in Irlam in the last 12 months?
Leasehold Conveyancing in Irlam - Examples of Queries before buying
Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability? Does the lease contain onerous restrictions? What is the yearly service fee and ground rent?