We are intending to buy a 1 bedroom apartment in Morganstown with a mortgage. We like our Morganstown lawyer, but the bank advise he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel solicitors or retain our Morganstown conveyancing practitioner as well as pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; are we not able to demand that the bank use our Morganstown solicitor ?
No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Morganstown conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
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Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Morganstown is more expensive?
Morganstown leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving appropriate notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
The Morganstown conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my purchase in Morganstown have without warning shut down. They were on acting for me because I had to have a solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel and my family Morganstown lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Barclays conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to assist.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one close by in Morganstown I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Morganstown in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.