My apartment in Summerhill is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Does my conveyancing practitioner have to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently at the moment.
We are buying a property in Summerhill. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we have to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I am assisting my aunt sell her house in Summerhill. Does the solicitor commission the EPC or it is for the owner to see to?
Following the abolition of HIPs, energy performance certificates remained a required component of moving house. An EPC needs to be to hand before the property is put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are using a Summerhill conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established Summerhill providers
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Summerhill. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department 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, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
What can a local search reveal regarding the house we're purchasing in Summerhill?
Summerhill conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search plays an important part in most Summerhill conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.
I am buying a new build flat in Summerhill. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Summerhill
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. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.
At long last our conveyancing in Summerhill is completing on Friday, however the couple I am purchasing from wants to vacate the next day at noon. Should I agree to such a idea?
Where you require a mortgage then your conveyancing practitioner will insist that the premises arevacant on Friday - the mortgage company will demand it.