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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Mills

Me and my partner are purchasing a 2 bedroom apartment in New Mills with a mortgage. We have a New Mills solicitor, however the mortgage company says he's not on their "panel". It appears that we have no option but to select one of the bank panel conveyancing practices or retain our New Mills solicitor and pay for one of their panel lawyers to act for them. We regard this is unjust; are we not able to demand that the lender use our New Mills conveyancer ?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’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. Another option that might be available is for your New Mills conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

We are buying a apartment in New Mills. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I currently have a mortgage with Clydesdale for my property in New Mills. Conveyancing was finalised months 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 buy-to-let mortgage or inform Clydesdale?

Your original mortgage agreement with Clydesdale will provide that you need their approval in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Clydesdale’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Clydesdale will permit you to let 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 Clydesdale directly. You need not do this via a Clydesdale conveyancing panel lawyer.

I have instructed a New Mills conveyancer having made sure that they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Lloyds will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Lloyds will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own New Mills surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Will our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in New Mills.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in New Mills. There are those who acquire a property in New Mills, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better understanding of the risks in New Mills. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the seller to find out if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer could bring a claim for damages resulting from an misleading response. A buyer’s conveyancers should also conduct an environmental search. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be initiated.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agency in New Mills where we have experienced a number of flat sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local New Mills conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

New Mills Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Please inform me if there are any major works in the near future that will add a premium to the service costs? What is the name of the managing agents? Is the freehold owned jointly by the tenants?

My husband and I are buying a 2 bedroom housein New Mills with a loan from a bank. We like our solicitor in New Mills however our bank inform us now that she’s not listed on their "panel". Apparently we need to choose from the our bank panel firms or stay with our New Mills solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent our lender. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that our mortgage company use our New Mills lawyer?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage company home loan offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank's conveyancing panel. Until recently, most mortgage companies had large numbers of law firms on their panels, including most conveyancing solicitors in New Mills : a mortgagee 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 lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

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