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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard

I am considering applying for a Skipton mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Leighton Buzzard with 60% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Skipton ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Skipton conveyancing panel, but Skipton would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Leighton Buzzard. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Clydesdale be concerned?

As your lender is Clydesdale your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Clydesdale. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Clydesdale where a lease does not comply with these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Leighton Buzzard.

We expect to receive a DIP from Leeds Building Society this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Leeds Building Society recommend any Leighton Buzzard solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Leighton Buzzard solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Leeds Building Society through the process.

I have a mortgage with Santander for my property in Leighton Buzzard. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Santander?

Santander must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Santander’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Santander directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Santander conveyancing panel lawyer.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could affect a commercial site in Leighton Buzzard?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Leighton Buzzard will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Leighton Buzzard. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Leighton Buzzard.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Leighton Buzzard it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Leighton Buzzard commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard.

How does conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Leighton Buzzard contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in Leighton Buzzard typically purchase 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard or who has acted in the same development.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard. I happened to stumble across a site which appears to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all the legals done via web that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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