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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rowley Regis

I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Rowley Regis. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to see to?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was maintained a compulsory component of moving house. An energy assessment must be commissioned before the property is put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Rowley Regis conveyancing lawyer they might be able to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with long established local energy assessors

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as FTB of a ground floor flat in Rowley Regis. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Rowley Regis?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Rowley Regis. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the vendor’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be able to collect the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

We expect to receive a AIP from Kent Reliance this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Kent Reliance recommend any Rowley Regis solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Rowley Regis solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Kent Reliance through the process.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Rowley Regis is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Rowley Regis are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Rowley Regis you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Rowley Regis may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Rowley Regis and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Rowley Regis. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Rowley Regis area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Rowley Regis. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

In scouring the internet for the phrase conveyancing in Rowley Regis it brings up numerous conveyancersin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The best way of seeking the right conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so seek the opinion of colleagues and those you trust who have purchased a property in Rowley Regis or a reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Rowley Regis vary, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of four fee calculations from varying types of law firms. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

My partner and I are buying a studio flat in Rowley Regis. At the time of instructing our property lawyer, we were told they were on all major UK bank panels. The financial adviser called yesterday to advise that they don't seem to be on the Santander approved list. If it turns out to be true, what should we do? Should we simply pick a new solicitor that is on their approved list or do we pay for separate representation, with Santander appointing their own preferred conveyancer.

When acquiring a property with mortgage finance it is standard for the buyer’s solicitors to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a lawyer has to be on that lender's list of approved lawyers. An application has to be made by the conveyancing practitioner to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict conditions which the conveyancing practitioner has to fulfill. Some building societies now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your lawyer should call Santander and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on Santander's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Rowley Regis solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another property lawyer into the mix.

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