Are the Lynton conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Nottingham?
Lynton conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Nottingham directly.
My apartment in Lynton is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Does my lawyer need to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Barclays conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently in recent years.
What will a local search tell me about the house my wife and I buying in Lynton?
Lynton conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Lynton conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.
My wife and I have a semi-detached Georgian house in Lynton. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Lloyds TSB Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Lynton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Lynton is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Lynton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Lynton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lynton 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 property.