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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Quinton

Our conveyancer has identified a a problem with the lease for the property we are purchasing in Quinton. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our property lawyer says that he must ensure that the bank is content with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your solicitor will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

three months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Quinton completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

About to purchase a new build flat in Quinton. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Quinton

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please supply a car parking plan. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

What makes a Quinton lease defective?

Leasehold conveyancing in Quinton is not unique. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain clauses are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the premises

A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Halifax, The Mortgage Works, and Clydesdale all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to pull out.

I own a 2 bed flat in Quinton, conveyancing formalities finalised September 1996. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar properties in Quinton with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2082

With just 61 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £18,100 and £20,800 plus legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

I need to assess costs for conveyancing in Quinton from various solicitor and appoint one. Am I right to instruct them to sit tight until I I have an offer accepted on a house.

We would recommend that you only request your conveyancer to open a file and order searches after the offer has been agreed to on the property particularly as Quinton conveyancing searches are a couple of hundred pounds.

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