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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Littleport

My wife and I are refinancing our flat in Littleport with Kent Reliance. We have a son approaching twenty who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this document specific to the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we purchased 5 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his entitlement to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Kent Reliance. This is solely used to protect Kent Reliance if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Kent Reliance had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel conveyancer as I would much rather use a high street conveyancing solicitor in Littleport?

Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel conveyancers if you accept the "fee-free" incentive. Speak to the lender to ask if they make available a cash alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Littleport.

I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Littleport. Now, I need my files however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Littleport of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Littleport in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders tend refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Littleport. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am downsizing from my house. My previous conveyancers has retired. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Littleport if that makes a difference.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Littleport. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

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