I was notified today by my mortgage adviser that my Peterlee solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain if this is indeed the case?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your Peterlee lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Peterlee is more expensive?
Peterlee leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
I am purchasing a house and the solicitor has identified Chancel Repair for which the property could be obligated to contribute to because it falls into the area of such a church. She has recommended insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in Peterlee
Unless a previous acquisition of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you could take it that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Peterlee to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
My wife and I have a semi-detached Victorian house in Peterlee. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Barclays . I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Peterlee and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.
We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the agent advised that the vendor will only go ahead if we use their chosen lawyers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer who is familiar with conveyancing in Peterlee
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Contact the vendors directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Peterlee conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothose that will provide their negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing figures set by senior management.