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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Penrith

I am purchasing a property without a mortgage in Penrith. I have lived for the previous 15 years in Penrith. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I know the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a mortgage, then all but one or two of the Penrith conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to consider; if you are likely to dispose of the house in the future, it will likely be be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes properties with no practical issues can still reveal unpredicted search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Penrith will provide you some constructive advice here.

As someone clueless as to conveyancing in Penrith what is your top tip you can give me concerning the legal transfer of property in Penrith

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Penrith or throughout Cumbria is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the seller, selling agent and even potentially a mortgage company. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Penrith is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a potential adversary may try and persuade you that you should follow their advice. For example, the selling agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your conveyancer is slow. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do take action that is against your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

What does a local search reveal about the property we're buying in Penrith?

Penrith conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example PSG The local search plays a central part in many a Penrith conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Penrith 5 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

You no longer need to have the physical original deeds to prove you are the owner of your registered land or property, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

I'm buying my first flat in Penrith with a loan from Barclays . The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent advised me not inform my conveyancer about this extras as it could put at risk my loan with the lender. 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.

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