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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Millom

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Millom is not identified on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of his work?

That is more than likely an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Millom conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Millom last May but the buyer keeps whats apping every few hours complaining that her conveyancer needs to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Following your disposal your lawyer is obliged to deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where relevant, your lawyer must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion tasks specific conveyancing in Millom.

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

Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel solicitors where you take up the "fee-free" incentive. Speak to the lender and see if they allow a monetary alternative. Some banks have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Millom.

I am being advised by my solicitor that lack of right of way insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Millom conveyancing?

The appropriate level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Halifax and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

Is it the case that all Millom conveyancing solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be governed by the CLC.

The mortgage over my property is with UBS for my property in Millom. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform UBS?

Your original mortgage agreement with UBS will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of UBS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that UBS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact UBS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a UBS conveyancing panel lawyer.

How does conveyancing in Millom differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Millom approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Millom typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Millom or who has acted in the same development.

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