My property lawyer in Linslade is not listed on the Nationwide Building Society Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Nationwide Building Society approved list?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Carry on with your existing Linslade lawyers but Nationwide Building Society will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing charges as well as cause delays.
- Choose a new practitioner to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel
If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Linslade what would it be?
It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Linslade conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as FTB of a garden flat in Linslade. Do I receive the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Linslade?
On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Linslade. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the owner’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.
About to purchase apartment in Linslade. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Linslade solicitor is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Linslade and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A high street Linslade conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used a nationwide conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Linslade. Having lived in Linslade for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
Just bought a semi-detached house in Linslade , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My Linslade conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be sure that my ownership is recorded.
As far as conveyancing in Linslade registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Historically registration is effected after the purchaser is living at the premises so 'speed' is not usually an essential issue yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Linslade conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Linslade conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Linslade conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:
If they are not ALEP accredited then why not? What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing?
Linslade Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing
How much is the service charge and ground rent on the flat? You should be aware if it is less than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the apartment. It is worth checking with your lender that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. A short lease means that you will probably need a lease extension at some point and you need to have some idea of how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you would be required to have been the owner of the property for a couple of years before you are legally able to extend the lease. For many Linslade leaseholds the cost for major works are not included within maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Linslade obliged tenants to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major works.