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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knowle

Do the conveyancing solicitors revealed through your ’find a lawyer’ app carry out right to buy conveyancing in Knowle?

We have identified plenty of conveyancing practitioners carrying out right to buy transactions You should contact us to secure a costs calculation.

I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Knowle for our house purchase. Our financial adviser informed us that our bank Virgin Money won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

A bank can insist on an approved conveyancer act for it. You would be expected to meet the cost of this. Do use our directory service to find a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Knowle on the Virgin Money member panel.

I am helping my sister sell her house in Knowle. Does the solicitor commission an energy assessment or it is for the seller to coordinate?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates became a compulsory component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate must be to hand before the property is marketed. This is not something that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are using a Knowle conveyancing solicitor they may be able to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with reputable local providers

I'm the sole beneficiary of my late mum's will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Knowle. The Knowle property was put into my name in August. I want to move. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the house in August. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be impacted by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the lender as this clause is primarily there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of properties.

It is unclear whether my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Knowle bank branch on various occasions and was informed it wasn't a problem and they will lend. My Knowle conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their published requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the conveyancing practitioner is on the mortgage company approved list, they must follow the CML Handbook requirements for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

How does conveyancing in Knowle differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Knowle come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because house builders in Knowle tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Knowle or who has acted in the same development.

Am I best advised to instruct a Knowle conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can conduct the legal formalities however his firm is located a couple of hundredkilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Knowle conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local Knowle know how is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were happy that must trump using an unknown Knowle conveyancing solicitor just because they are round the corner.

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