As someone not used to the Roker conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me for the house moving process in Roker
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Roker or throughout Tyne And Wear is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the home moving process. For instance, the seller, property agent and sometimes the mortgage company. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Roker an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose interest is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.
On occasion a third party with a vested interest may attempt to convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your conveyancer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may advise you to do something that is against your solicitors guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Roker. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?
Given that you are now exchanged you now have to appoint a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you are faced with a tight a drop dead date to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property should have a bespoke auction pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
Is it the case that all Roker solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Nottingham approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
We are getting the release of further monies on our mortgage from Nationwide as we intend to conduct a loft conversion to our house in Roker. Are we obliged to appoint a nearby Roker solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Nationwide don't usually instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide list.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Roker. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Roker
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. 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. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. 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 confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Roker prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Roker. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I note that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the lender conveyancing panel. Do Roker conveyancing companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Roker.