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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lake District

I am expecting a mortgage with Lloyds. I hope to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Lake District. Does the Lloyds Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Lloyds approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Lake District. My lender is Chelsea Building Society

Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 6/7/2024, the requirements read as follows :

I am helping my mother sell her house in Lake District. Will the conveyancing solicitor order the energy assessment or should I organise this?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments was retained a compulsory part of moving property. An energy assessment should be commissioned before the property is marketed. This is not something that solicitors ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Lake District conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with long established Lake District providers

My wife and I are spending time viewing apartments in Lake District and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it sensible to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a home loan with UBS.

It would be sensible to instigate your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with UBS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Lake District. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £150. Not long after, the conveyancing practitioner called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Principality 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 Principality 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.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when purchasing a residence in Lake District? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some house owners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Lake District?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you could assume that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Lake District to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I am buying a new build apartment in Lake District. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Lake District

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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.

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