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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield

I am under pressure from the owner of a property in Seascale and Sellafield to exchange within four weeks. What can I do to hasten the legal process?

In a situation where you are under time constraints for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your lawyer is familiar with the location as they will benefit local contacts and knowledge. It is possible that they could have handled previousproperties in the same road. Therefore consider using a Seascale and Sellafield conveyancing firm. Second, ensure that the conveyancing firm is on the member panel. It is believed that nearly one in five of Seascale and Sellafield conveyancing deals are held up or jeopardised after discovering a purchaser’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the conveyancing being held up by almost three weeks. It is understood that this issue impacts approximately one hundred thousand home sales annually. Almost all Seascale and Sellafield conveyancing practices can not represent certain lenders so do check at the outset.

It is is a decade since I purchased my property in Seascale and Sellafield. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been appointed on the sale but I can't track down the title deeds. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be retained by your mortgage company or they may stored with the lawyers who handled your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the property will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

I am in the process of refinancing my apartment in Seascale and Sellafield, does my lawyer have to be on the Lloyds Solicitor panel?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel, but Lloyds would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Leeds Building Society, do Seascale and Sellafield lawyers incur a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from UBS as we intend to conduct alterations to our home in Seascale and Sellafield. Do we need to appoint a high street Seascale and Sellafield solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

UBS do not ordinarily appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the UBS list.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Santander. I assume I don't need a Seascale and Sellafield lawyer on the Santander panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Santander mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Santander mortgage from the register. Santander, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Santander has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Santander has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Santander mortgage has been paid off.

Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when acquiring a house in Seascale and Sellafield?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Seascale and Sellafield to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

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