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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Low Fell

Are the Low Fell conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Skipton conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Skipton?

Low Fell conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Skipton directly.

My solicitor has informed me that chancel insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Low Fell conveyancing?

The right level of chancel indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Barclays and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

Are all Low Fell Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel?

It is true that some banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in May 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Coventry BS are being pedantic. The Low Fell solicitor who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Coventry BS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Coventry BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Coventry BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Coventry BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Should my lawyer be raising questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Low Fell.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in Low Fell. Plenty of people will purchase a house in Low Fell, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that can be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Low Fell. The standard information supplied to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the owner to determine if the premises has historically flooded. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate response. A buyer’s conveyancers will also conduct an enviro report. This will indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be carried out.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Low Fell is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Low Fell are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Low Fell you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Low Fell may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Low Fell for my home move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training requirements.

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