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Ready to buy a new home in Melbourn? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Melbourn home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Melbourn

Why would one instruct a Melbourn conveyancing company when online alternatives are so much cheaper?

By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Melbourn and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t be focused with sourcing the cheapest Melbourn conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone call and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of continuity that you rarely receive from an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you on any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to call the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are in the know.

We note that you have a search directory listing firms on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Melbourn?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Melbourn.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Melbourn. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Coventry BS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that your lender is Coventry BS your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Coventry BS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Coventry BS where a lease does not satisfy these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Melbourn.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Melbourn. I have a mortgage agreed with Nationwide. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.

I recently had an offer accepted on a house in Melbourn. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an upfront payment of £225. A few days later, the solicitor called me to say that they were not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Leeds Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but live in Melbourn. My conveyancer (approximately 260 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Melbourn who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Melbourn

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Melbourn. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Melbourn - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Melbourn - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that will increase the maintenance costs? Who are the managing agents? Most Melbourn leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service charge for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the freeholder. Should you acquire the apartment you will have to meet this charge, normally quarterly throughout the year. This could vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent to be met yearly, this is usually not a large sum, say around £50-£100 but you need to enquire as occasionally it could be surprisingly expensive.

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