The Oakdale conveyancing firm handling our Oakdale conveyancing has uncovered a discrepancy when comparing the information in the home valuation report and what is in the legal papers for the property. My solicitor informs me that he needs to check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s stance right?
Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
Should lawyers ask for money on account for conveyancing in Oakdale?
If you are buying a property in Oakdale your lawyer will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is requested to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be required shortly before contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.
My grandmother passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Oakdale. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Nationwide, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
Given you intend to refinance then Nationwide will require that you use a conveyancer on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Nationwide conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Nationwide mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Oakdale I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Oakdale for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
Do online conveyancing companies cover everything a high street Oakdale solicitor does or do I still need to use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Oakdale?
If you instruct an online conveyancer they should cover all the work your Oakdale solicitor would cover.