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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rotherham

I am purchasing property in Rotherham. My property lawyer is not on the bank solicitor list. Is it possible for me to retain my Rotherham conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the bank approved list?

You will need to use a conveyancing practitioner to deal with the legal work required if you take out a loan to purchase your home. The solicitor will conduct all the appropriate investigations on the property, ensuring that you will be properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage documentation is in place. You may instruct a Rotherham property lawyer of your choosing. However, if the conveyancer selected is not on the bank approved list further fees will be incurred as separate legal representation will be need by the lender. Conveyancing panel applications can be submitted, so provided your conveyancer has not previously applied for membership they can do so.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Rotherham. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 19/4/2019, the requirements read as follows :

I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Rotherham. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Rotherham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Rotherham. 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 are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rotherham

    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. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.

My work colleague mentioned that before selecting a conveyancing firm they need approved by your mortgage company. I am new to the process but I have an AIP via Halifax and I already have a high street conveyancing solicitor in Rotherham on standby. Can Birmingham Midhshires need an approved solicitor to be used? Does a list of approved solicitors even exist so I can pick a conveyancing solicitor in Rotherham?

You should choose a solicitor that is on the Birmingham Midhshires panel. Just call your chosen Rotherham conveyancing lawyer to check if they are on the Birmingham Midhshires panel. If they are not approved you have a number of alternatives open to you here:

  • Proceed with your existing Rotherham lawyer but Birmingham Midhshires will no doubt instruct a conveyancer from their approved panel. This will result in additional charges together with likely frustration.
  • Appoint a fresh conveyancing practitioner to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the Birmingham Midhshires conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your solicitor to attempt to join the mortgage company panel.

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