My IFA requires my Nottingham law firm’s panel reference for the Nat West conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Nottingham branch but they have not responded to me.
You are best placed to get this information from your Nottingham solicitor . Most Nottingham conveyancing firms will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each bank.
When reading mumsnet.com for a cheap solicitor in Nottingham, most say that I should look for a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property, trusted by some of the UK's major mortgage companies. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Nottingham is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited lawyers.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Nottingham I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Nottingham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?
If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Newport but live in Nottingham. My lawyer (based 300 kilometers awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Nottingham to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Nottingham
The property lawyers undertaking our conveyancing in Nottingham has sent papers to review that reveal that the property is unregistered with epitome documents. Why is the property not registred at HMLR?
The majority of property in Nottingham is registered. An 'epitome' is basically a dossier of photocopies of documents affecting an unregistered title. Plenty of Nottingham conveyancing solicitors will be familiar with this type of conveyancing but where uncertainty exists the standard advice these days seems to be for the current owners to deal with the registration formalities first and subsequently deal with the disposal - this this chain of events will result in a protracted home move.