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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Milnthorpe

I have just been advised by my IFA that my Milnthorpe lawyer is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I check?

The first thing you need to do is to contact your Milnthorpe conveyancer. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Milnthorpe conveyancing practice that is on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

Our son is buying a house that has just been built in Milnthorpe with a home loan from HSBC. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the HSBC conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Milnthorpe?

There are two types of lawyers who can conduct conveyancing in Milnthorpe namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle conveyancing services that required to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. Both are required to handle Milnthorpe conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you can be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly conducted and that all requirements and procedures should be appropriately adhered to.

Is it the case that all Milnthorpe CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Lloyds conveyancing list of approved practices?

It is true that some lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders 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 buying a property in Milnthorpe. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nottingham 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 you are obtaining a mortgage with Nottingham your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nottingham. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Nottingham where a lease fails to comply with these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not restricted to Milnthorpe.

I purchased a terraced Georgian house in Milnthorpe. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Halifax. 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 under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Milnthorpe and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Milnthorpe and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to gives security of tenure to business tenants, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a new tenancy and continue in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and assist with commercial conveyancing in Milnthorpe

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