The sellers of the home we are hoping to buy are using a conveyancing solicitor in Tunstall who has insisted on a exclusivity agreement with a down payment two thousand pounds. Are such agreements promoted for Tunstall conveyancing transactions?
Exclusivity agreements are contracts binding a property owner and purchaser giving the buyer a ‘clear field’ to the sale of the property for a limited period of time. Essentially, a lock out is a document stating that you should receive a contract at a later date being the main conveyancing contract. It tends to be utilised for buyer protection though in many situations, the seller may enjoy an upside from such agreements as well. There are many positives and negatives to using an agreement but you should to check with your solicitor but beware that it may result in incurring more in conveyancing charges. For these reasons these agreements are avoided in relation to conveyancing in Tunstall.
When looking at mumsnet.com for a recommended lawyer in Tunstall, most post that I must look for a CQS kitemarked solicitor. What is CQS?
Tunstall Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have obtained accreditation by the law Society The Law Society established CQS to promote high standards in the home buying process. CQS helps buyers and sellers to recognise solicitor firms that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Tunstall is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS are located. The scheme obliges practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Building Societies Association.
A relative informed me that in buying a property in Tunstall there could be various restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Tunstall which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Tunstall should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Kent Reliance, do Tunstall lawyers face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are unaware of any lender fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We previously instructed solicitors locally in Tunstall on the Santander solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional sum for the legal aspects of the Santander mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Santander?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to charge a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Santander but by your Tunstall solicitor. Some firms on the Santander panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
About to purchase a new build flat in Tunstall. Conveyancing is daunting 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 few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Tunstall
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. 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. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. 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.
I am selling my house. My past lawyers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Tunstall if that makes a difference.
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