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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Redland

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Redland. I I would like to check if they are on the Britannia conveyancing panel. Could you assist?

The first thing to do is call the conveyancer and ask them whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively please call Britannia who may be able to assist.

I am helping my step-mother sell her flat in Redland. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy assessment or should I organise this?

After the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was maintained a required part of moving property. An EPC should be to hand before the property is advertised. This is not a task that law firms normally organise. Where you are using a Redland conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy assessments given their contacts with reputable Redland accredited person

My father pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Redland there may be various restrictions prohibiting external alterations to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Redland which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Redland should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in May 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Yorkshire BS are being difficult. The Redland solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Yorkshire BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS 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.

A colleague recommended that where I am buying in Redland I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Redland conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Redland around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Redland Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Redland Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Redland.

Me and my brother have a terraced Georgian house in Redland. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Santander. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Santander to clarify?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Redland and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Redland in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not issue a loan on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Redland. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Redland to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

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