Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to to identify law firms on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for example in Newcastle upon Tyne?
We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.
Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne. Some people will purchase a house in Newcastle upon Tyne, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that can be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Newcastle upon Tyne. The standard 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 owner to determine whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could commence a claim for damages resulting from an incorrect answer. The buyer’s lawyers should also commission an enviro search. This should disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations should be conducted.
I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Newcastle upon Tyne before retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Newcastle upon Tyne. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Newcastle upon Tyne to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Newcastle upon Tyne and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to affords a safeguard to business lessees, granting the right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the hundreds of locations in which our lawyers are located
As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but I am based in Newcastle upon Tyne. My conveyancer (based 250 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a stat dec ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Newcastle upon Tyne who can attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Newcastle upon Tyne