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Ready to buy a new home in Newton Heath? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Newton Heath home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newton Heath

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Newton Heath is more expensive?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Newton Heath and elsewhere usually necessitates additional hours of investigation compared to freehold transactions. This includes reviewing the lease, liaising with the landlord concerning serving applicable notices, securing up-to-date service charge and management information, procuring the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first entered into.

We're in Newton Heath, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Bank of Ireland , and our solicitor is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the primary cause of delay in Newton Heath conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Newton Heath.

I am purchasing my first flat in Newton Heath with a loan from Nationwide Building Society. The sellers refused to move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not disclose to my conveyancer about the extras as it will affect my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have noted on various consumer advice websites that before choosing a conveyancing solicitors they need approved by your mortgage company. It happens to be my first house move but I have an AIP via Santander and I already have a bricks and morter conveyancing lawyer in Newton Heath on standby. Will Santander need an approved solicitor to be used? If so, where do I find that list for my conveyancing in Newton Heath?

You need to choose a solicitor that is on the Santander panel. Just ring your preferred Newton Heath conveyancing solicitor to check if they are on the Santander panel. If they are not on the panel you have numerous alternatives available to you here:

  • Carry on with your existing Newton Heath lawyer but Santander will no doubt retain a conveyancer on their conveyancing panel. This will result in additional charges together with probable interruption.
  • Get a fresh conveyancing practitioner to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the Santander conveyancing panel.
  • Appeal to your property lawyer to attempt to join the bank panel.

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