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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Redditch

Souldusing a Redditch conveyancing practice make the legal process smoother?

Generally conveyancing lawyers in your neck of the woods will enjoy strong alliances with your local authority, which could assist with the Redditch conveyancing searches that your lawyer will require. It can only assist if they enjoy existing relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area Redditch, other conveyancers in the neighbourhood and Redditch Estate Agents.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel conveyancer as I would much rather appoint a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Redditch?

Do check but the the likelihood is that appoint one of their panel solicitors where you want the "fee-free" offer. Speak to the mortgage company to explore if they offer you a monetary alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Redditch.

I just bought a property at auction in Redditch. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?

Now that you have legally bound yourself to purchase you should choose a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you will have a pending a drop dead date to complete the property. An auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor will need. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You must hand this to the conveyancer working for you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

I am purchasing a property in Redditch. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender TSB be concerned?

Given that your lender is TSB your lawyer must check the formal instructions set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for TSB. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to TSB where a lease does not satisfy these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Redditch.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Redditch. I have a mortgage agreed with HSBC. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with HSBC, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Redditch. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Redditch

    Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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.

My father-in-law has suggested that I use his conveyancers in Redditch. Should I choose my own property lawyer?

There are no two ways about it the best way to select a conveyancing solicitor is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have actually used the conveyancer you're are thinking of instructing.

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