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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Penzance

Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Penzance who conducted the legals two years ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a home loan from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper online conveyancer?

The quote is fractionally on the expensive side. If you are willing to invest time scrutinising prices you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say £125. On the other hand, providing that you were satisfied with the assistance the firm provided you maylive to rue choosing an an untested conveyancer. If is important to ensure that the solicitor can also act for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Do utilise our search tool to select a Penzance conveyancing firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Penzance.

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Penzance for our home move. Our broker has since advised us that our bank Virgin Money won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?

Before the recession most lenders had an appetite for risk which was higher than today. Almost all Penzance conveyancing firms would have been on many lender panels. The financial services regulator in 2010 completed a thematic investigation into mortgage fraud which concluded: mortgage lenders should know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, mortgage companies have regularly sought more information from law firms relating to their operations and their employees and establishing certain criteria such a completing on a minimum number of conveyancing. Many Penzance conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have a 100% healthy track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Penzance is amongst the hundreds of locations where the solicitors we list are members of the panel for Virgin Money.

We had selected solicitors located in Penzance on the Kent Reliance solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a supplemental charge for dealing with the Kent Reliance mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Kent Reliance?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by Kent Reliance but by your Penzance property lawyer. Some firms on the Kent Reliance panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many firms include it on their overall fee.

I can not work out if my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Penzance bank branch on various occasions and was advised it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Penzance conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend based on their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

As long as the conveyancing practitioner is on the mortgage company panel, she or he must adhere to the CML Handbook specifications for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Our offer on a property in Penzance has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have put an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have instructed a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Penzance. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Skipton going?

It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Penzance conveyancing search charges, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your solicitor is on the Skipton approved list. As to the next stages this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market the majority of buyers will apply for the mortgage with Skipton and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they request their solicitor to press on with searches.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Penzance. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Penzance are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Penzance in which case you should be shopping around for a Penzance conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.

I own a garden flat in Penzance, conveyancing having been completed April 2000. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Penzance with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2076

With just 53 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

How much experience do your Penzance conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?

Penzance conveyancing lawyers help thousands of buyers move home every year and supported lots of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Penzance conveyancers have worked on recent similar cases.

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