I am assisting my aunt sell her property in Rendlesham. Does the solicitor arrange the energy assessment or do I organise this?
Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was retained a required part of moving house. An energy assessment needs to be to hand before the property is put on the market. This is not a task that conveyancers ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Rendlesham conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with reputable local accredited person
Is it the case that all Rendlesham CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Skipton 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 accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their panels.
We were going to get a DIP from Nationwide this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nationwide recommend any Rendlesham solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Rendlesham solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nationwide through the process.
The deeds to my home are lost. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in Rendlesham 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be documented by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and obtain up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually retain a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for twenty pounds.
How does conveyancing in Rendlesham differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Rendlesham come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Rendlesham usually acquire the land, 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 Rendlesham or who has acted in the same development.
I opted to have a survey done on a house in Rendlesham prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Rendlesham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
How difficult is it to change firm as I need to instruct one who is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing list. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Rendlesham round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Bank of Scotland
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Rendlesham on the Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Rendlesham. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can scrutinise costs for conveyancing solicitors in Rendlesham and throughout England and Wales.