We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Pitstone who is on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Pitstone.
A colleague pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Pitstone there could be a number of restrictions prohibiting external changes to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Pitstone which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Pitstone should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Planning on purchasing a house in Pitstone. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the TSB conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Pitstone lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel.
I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Pitstone solicitor - who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Kent Reliance will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kent Reliance will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Pitstone surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for stalling in Pitstone house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Pitstone.
The deeds to my home can not be found. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Pitstone 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware precisely where to look for all the appropriate paperwork so you can purchase or dispose of your property without any difficulty. If copies can’t be located, your conveyancer can put in place insurance or indemnities against possible claims on your property.
I'm converting the mortgage on my primary home to a buy to let loan with Godiva Mortgages Ltd and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on further house. The neighborhood we are looking at is Pitstone. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two lenders and tie in the transactions?
Make use of our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are approved by both lenders. On the basis that they are your lawyer will be able to connect the two deals but you should talk with you solicitor and communicate your desired outcome and needs.