Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Tenby. What is the rationale as to why all Tenby conveyancers aren't included on all bank panels?
Lenders highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud annually.The removal of law firms from lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the FSA in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for lenders to review their conveyancing panels, which triggered a major policy change in the sector. It led to mortgage companies pruning a number of firms from their official list of approved conveyancing practitioners .
When it comes to mortgage companies such as UBS, do Tenby property lawyers face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Tenby. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out 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.
I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Bank of Ireland. Is it usual for Bank of Ireland to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Tenby is approved on their conveyancing panel? Bank of Ireland have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Bank of Ireland to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
My friend suggested that if I am purchasing in Tenby I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Tenby conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Tenby around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Tenby Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Tenby.
I am buying a new build flat in Tenby. 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 legal work.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Tenby
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. 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. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
Our conveyancer in Tenby has identified a defect with the lease for the flat we are purchasing in Tenby. The other side have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer says that as he is on the lender conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the lender?
Just because you have a mortgage offer from the lender does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your Tenby conveyancing lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Requirements. You and the bank are the client. The appropriate lender requirements must be adhered to by the lender conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and the mortgage company