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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Selly Oak

My financial adviser requires my Selly Oak solicitor’s panel reference for the HSBC conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Selly Oak office but they have not got back to me yet.

You are best placed to get this information from your Selly Oak conveyancer . Most Selly Oak law firms will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each lender.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Selly Oak. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Given that you are now to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to hire the services of a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you are facing a tight a drop dead date to complete the transaction. All auction property will have a corresponding auction set of papers. This will include most,if not all of the documents that your lawyer requires. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the conveyancing pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

My wife and I are in the process of viewing houses in Selly Oak and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Coventry BS.

You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. As you are taking out a mortgage with Coventry BS, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Selly Oak. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Selly Oak is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Selly Oak are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Selly Oak you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Selly Oak 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.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Selly Oak for my house move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

You may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Selly Oak. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Selly Oak - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I acquired a split level flat in Selly Oak, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Selly Oak with a long lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease finishes on 21st October 2086

You have 64 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £14,300 and £16,400 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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