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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochdale

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Rochdale? What am I being asked for?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Rochdale conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account evidencing where you live.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancers are required to check not only the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this will result in your conveyancer ending their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers will have an obligation to make a disclosure to the appropriate authorities should they consider that any monies received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

My husband and I wish to acquire a 3 bedroom flat in Rochdale with a homeloan from Skipton Building Society.We have a Rochdale conveyancing practitioner but Skipton Building Society informed us her practice is not on their approved list of member firms. We have to appoint a Skipton Building Society panel solicitor or retain our preferred solicitor and fork out for a Skipton Building Society panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Skipton Building Society use our lawyer?

No, not really. The loan offered to you is subject to its various provisions, one of which will be that solicitors needs to be on the Skipton Building Society solicitor panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors 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 lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Skipton Building Society

About to purchase a new build apartment in Rochdale. 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.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rochdale

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

What does commercial conveyancing in Rochdale cover?

Rochdale conveyancing for business premises covers a wide array of advice, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Rochdale for my house move. Can I see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

You may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training reasons.

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