Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to to identify law firms on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Pontprennau?
We would not expect to be advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.
Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Pontprennau?
There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Pontprennau and Solicitor practices in Pontprennau to choose from It is important to make clear that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in transferring property. The two can conduct associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.
Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Pontprennau. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?
Given that you have now legally bound yourself to purchase you will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of urgency as you will have a tight a drop dead date to complete the transaction. An auction property should have a corresponding legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your conveyancer will need. In the case of leasehold premises the auction papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You should hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.
I had an offer accepted on a house in Pontprennau on 21/2/2019, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Nottingham and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Nottingham to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I was pointed in your direction by a number of estate agents in Pontprennau to get a quote from a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your site over another?
We refuse to make any commission for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but I am based in Pontprennau. My solicitor (based 200 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Pontprennau to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Pontprennau based
One month into buying a house in Pontprennau. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the property is "Leasehold". Does this make a difference on the marketability of the property?
Pontprennau conveyancing does not in most situations involve leasehold houses. The key factor here is the unexpired lease term and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a nominal rent, it's virtually freehold, so it shouldn't impact the value too much.
At the other extreme, if it's, say, 50 years it is bound to have a adverse impact on the value, and most likely wouldn't be acceptable to the mortgage company. The length of lease and ground rent will be specified in the lease which should be made available to your conveyancer.