I am purchasing a end of terrace house in Thornbury. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will legal investigations on the property include investigations to determine if these alterations are prohibited?
Your conveyancer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Thornbury will occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain works or need the consent of another owner. Certain extensions need local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
is it true that all Thornbury solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Thornbury. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
My wife and I are intent on selling our home in Thornbury and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Thornbury. Having lived in Thornbury for many years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
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At this site secure a fixed fee costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues for your conveyancing in Thornbury. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have referral deals with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm paying the highest kickback, rather than the best value conveyancing in Thornbury
We are a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the estate agent to perform conveyancing in Thornbury. I am am starting to be disappointed with the quality of service. Could you help me find new lawyers?
A solicitor would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has your mortgage been generated? In the event that it has you must make them aware of the replacement lawyer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-issued. The conveyancer needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental expenses and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. The search tool will assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Thornbury
Planning to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Thornbury. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they are sending me a report on Monday. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Thornbury should include some of the following:
The physical extent of the demise. This could be the property itself but may incorporate a roof area or cellar if appropriate. The unexpired lease term. You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years Who has the liability to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is essential for you to know who is duty bound to repair and maintenance of every part of the building Whether the lease restricts you from subletting the flat, or working from home
Thornbury Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before buying
What is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the property? Are there any major works in the near future that could increase the maintenance costs? The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this scenario the tenants enjoy control and even though a managing agent is often retained where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.