I have just been advised by my mortgage adviser that my Langport solicitor is not on the mortgage company Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be sure if this is correct?
The sensible course of action for you to take is to contact your Langport lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to notify you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.
I am buying a new build flat in Langport. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Langport you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Langport.
I completed on my home on 4 April and my personal details is yet to be registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Langport expressed confidence that it will be registered in less than a month. Are transfers in Langport particularly slow to register?
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Langport registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. As of today in the region of three quarters of submission are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Historically registration is effected after the new owner has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not usually top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Langport I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Langport in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
If you need a home loan that many years may be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
My brother has recommend that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Langport. Should I choose my own conveyancer?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Langport conveyancing lawyer the best way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to have guidance from friends or family who have actually used the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.