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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pound Hill

Me and my husband are buying a ground floor flat in Pound Hill. My Solicitor has never been on on the bank solicitor list. Am I still permitted to appoint my Pound Hill conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the mortgage company list of approved lawyers?

One must use a property lawyer to complete the formalities when you take out a loan to buy your home. They will conduct all the relevant due diligence on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is dealt with. You can select a Pound Hill conveyancing practitioner of your choice. However, if the solicitor selected is not a member of the lender solicitor panel supplemental costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be need by the lender. Conveyancing panel applications may be submitted, so if your solicitor has not previously sought membership they should take the chance to apply.

This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as FTB of a ground floor flat in Pound Hill. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Pound Hill?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Pound Hill. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Are all Pound Hill Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel?

It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in November 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Barclays are being a right pain. The Pound Hill solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Barclays are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

How does conveyancing in Pound Hill differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Pound Hill approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Pound Hill usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Pound Hill or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking to sell my home. My former lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Pound Hill if that makes things easier.

You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Pound Hill. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

I’m about to sell my 2 bed flat in Pound Hill.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have just had a quarterly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is clear the service charge as usual as all rents and service payments will be allottedas part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially

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