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Ready to buy a new home in Poundbury? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Poundbury home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Poundbury

My wife and I are purchasing a 3 bedroom flat in Poundbury with a mortgage. We like our Poundbury conveyancer, however the bank advise she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have no choice but to use one of the lender panel conveyancing practices or keep our Poundbury conveyancing practitioner and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We feel that this is unjust; are we not able to insist that the mortgage company use our Poundbury solicitor ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Poundbury conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I am buying a garden flat in Poundbury. Can I do my own conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Poundbury you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Poundbury.

How can we tell if a Poundbury conveyancing solicitor on the Leeds Building Society panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Poundbury obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Poundbury. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Lloyds be concerned?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Lloyds your lawyer must check the formal requirements set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Lloyds. The CML Handbook contains minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Lloyds where a lease does not satisfy these provisions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Poundbury.

We expect to receive a OIP from UBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Poundbury solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Poundbury solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Poundbury is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Poundbury are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Poundbury you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Poundbury may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

How easy is it to switch firm as I have to appoint one who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Poundbury five minutes from me but he is not accepted by Barclays

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Poundbury on the Barclays panel. Please note that the solicitors that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Poundbury. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Poundbury.

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