I am considering applying for a Nottingham mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Spennymoor with 70% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Nottingham ?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, but Nottingham 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.
Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the main reason for delay in Spennymoor conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Spennymoor.
2 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Spennymoor completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 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 premises 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.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Spennymoor. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Spennymoor
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Spennymoor before appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not issue a mortgage on such a house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Spennymoor. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.