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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sedgefield

I am getting a mortgage with Lloyds. I intend to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer in Sedgefield. Does the Lloyds Solicitor panel include Licensed Conveyancers?

The Lloyds conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (seven years built) in Sedgefield. 95% of the appartments are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in Sedgefield?

If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage, your mortgage company will need some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Sedgefield conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or ask you to appoint a different lawyer for your conveyancing in Sedgefield.

We are buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Sedgefield who is on the Aldermore approved panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Aldermore . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Sedgefield.

I am buying a new build house in Sedgefield with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not to tell my conveyancer about the extras as it would impact my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have noted on various consumer advice websites that when selecting a conveyancing firm they need approved by your mortgage company. This is my first house move but I have an offer in principle from Santander and I already have a local conveyancing solicitor in Sedgefield at the ready. Will Virgin Money insist on an approved lawyer to be selected? Does a directory of approved solicitors even exist so I can pick a conveyancing solicitor in Sedgefield?

You should use a solicitor that is on the Virgin Money panel. Just telephone your chosen Sedgefield conveyancing solicitor to check if they are on the Virgin Money panel. If they are not on the panel you have a number of options open to you here:

  • Carry on with your existing Sedgefield lawyer but Virgin Money will undoubtedly appoint a conveyancing practitioner from their approved panel. This will result in additional charges and probable interruption.
  • Get a fresh property lawyer to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your property lawyer to pull out all the stops to join the Virgin Money panel of solicitors.

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