My solicitor has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Silvertown. The other side have put forward title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer says that he must be satisfied that the mortgage company is content with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. 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 solicitor will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I am considering applying for a TSB mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Silvertown with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for TSB ?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the TSB conveyancing panel, but TSB 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 transaction.
It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Silvertown took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Silvertown ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Silvertown. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I see that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the bank conveyancing panel. Do Silvertown conveyancing firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for my own conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Silvertown.