It has come to my attention via my financial adviser that my Leicestershire solicitor is not on the lender Solicitor panel. How can I be certain whether this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your Leicestershire conveyancer. You lawyer should inform you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Leicestershire conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
Should our lawyer be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Leicestershire.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Leicestershire. Some people will buy a house in Leicestershire, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that can be undertaken by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Leicestershire. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the seller to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser could commence a compensation claim stemming from an incorrect reply. A purchaser’s lawyers may also commission an environmental search. This will disclose if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be conducted.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Leicestershire. Now, I need the files however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Leicestershire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Leicestershire. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Leicestershire
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please supply a car parking plan. 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. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent informed us that the owners will only issue a contract if we instruct their recommended lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Leicestershire
It is highly unlikely the vendors are behind this. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to use your own,trusted Leicestershire conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing figures set by senior management.