Me and my partner are due to exchange on the purchase of a house in Selhurst but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate reparation from the vendor in the sum of six thousand pounds by way of a adjustment in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process yet Clydesdale are not allowing this. Should they have been approached?
Any conveyancing practitioner that is on the Clydesdale approved list is duty bound to inform Clydesdale of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your property lawyer to notify the price change to Clydesdale then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Clydesdale and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in Selhurst.
We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Selhurst who is on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a 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 Yorkshire BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Selhurst.
Is it the case that all Selhurst solicitor firms on the Lloyds conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. The majority of lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be overseen by the CLC.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Selhurst solicitor having checked that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Selhurst surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I have finally had an offer on a flat in Selhurst agreed to, the sellers do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The vendors have put an offer on a property, but it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have chosen a high street conveyancing solicitor in Selhurst. What do I do now? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Coventry BS?
It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Selhurst conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to check that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS approved list. As to the subsequent steps this very much depends on the specifics of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market some purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Coventry BS and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their property lawyer to move forward with searches.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Newport but I am based in Selhurst. My lawyer (who is 300 kilometers from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Selhurst who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Selhurst based
Me and my husband have today had an offer accepted on our first house in Selhurst, and are now looking to get solicitors appointed. We have used the various comparison tools and the quotes are from all across the England and Wales. Is it advisable to have a Selhurst solicitor local to your potential new home? I am happy to do all the communicating over email, but I guess at some point we will need to physically go into the conveyancing practitioner's office to sign papers?
There is no requirement to attend the office of your property lawyer, they can send any relevant contracts to you, which you can sign and send back. Many home movers nevertheless opt to instruct a locally based solicitor, but it's by no means essential for conveyancing in Selhurst.