We are about to sign contracts for a freehold house in Killamarsh. We encountered a problem. The mortgage offer with Birmingham Midshires runs out on 27/9/2021 but the vendors are putting forward a completion date of 29/9/2021. Can one prolong the mortgage offer?
The person best placed to address this question is your conveyancer who is in a position to calculate if he or she is better off negotiating with the bank, seller’s lawyers, estate agents or indeed all three given the history of your house move as of today.
Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Killamarsh is more expensive?
In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Killamarsh and elsewhere usually involve extra work compared to freehold transactions. This includes checking the lease terms, liaising with the landlord about serving required notices, securing up-to-date service charge and management information, procuring the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different proprietor have owned the lease since it was first entered into.
I have been advised by my solicitor that breach of easement insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Killamarsh conveyancing?
The right level of breach of easement indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
I am purchasing a property in Killamarsh. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Virgin Money be concerned?
Given that your lender is Virgin Money your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Virgin Money. The CML Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Virgin Money where a lease does not meet these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Killamarsh.
After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Killamarsh. My mortgage broker suggested a conveyancer. I paid an advanced payment of £175. Not long after, the property lawyer called me to say that they were not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Lloyds panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Killamarsh. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. Is it worth asking Norwich and Peterborough Building Society to clarify?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Killamarsh and other areas of 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 mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.
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