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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sacriston

Our conveyancer has discovered a defect with the lease for the property we are purchasing in Sacriston. The seller’s lawyers have put forward title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our conveyancing practitioner has advised that he must ensure that the mortgage company is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the mortgage company are the client. Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I went into a couple of high street practices but am struggling to find a Sacriston conveyancing firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society approved list. Please you assist?

You should take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this web page. Please choose the mortgage company and type Sacriston or your preferred area and you will see numerous conveyancers offices in Sacriston or by proximity to you.

We are purchasing a apartment in Sacriston. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I am the single recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Sacriston. The Sacriston property was put into my name in December. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the house in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be caught by that. How sensible a view lenders take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this obligation chiefly exists to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

I'm in the throws of viewing apartments in Sacriston and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it wise to have a solicitor on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a home loan with Yorkshire BS.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the selling agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Sacriston is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Sacriston are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Sacriston you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Sacriston may decide 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 premises.

Am I better off to use a Sacriston conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? We have a good friend who can carry out the legal formalities however her office is approximately 350miles drive away.

The benefit of a high street Sacriston conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were content that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Sacriston conveyancing solicitor just because they are based in the area.

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