I am buying an apartment in Ulverston. My property lawyer is not listed on the bank approved panel. Can I still retain my Ulverston conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the lender panel?
Various options include
- Proceed with your existing Ulverston lawyer but your bank will undoubtedly appoint a conveyancing practitioner on their approved panel. The net result is additional fees together with potential frustration.
- Get a fresh solicitor to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel.
- Convince your conveyancing practitioner to do everything within their powers to get accepted on the bank’s panel of solicitors
I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to leave my let out property in Ulverston by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in six weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, notify to your lawyer and urge them to they apply pressure on the sellers lawyers, try to an acceptable time-line that everyone will work to achieve
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Ulverston? Is this really necessary?
Ulverston conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property lawyers throughout the UK have an obligation under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to check the ID of any client with a view to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients will need to produce two forms of certified ID; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Bank Statement no more than three months).
Evidence of the origin of monies is also necessary in accordance with the money laundering laws as solicitors are required to investigate that the money you are using to acquire a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the full purchase price if you are a cash purchaser) has originated from a reputable source (such as an inheritance) rather than the fruits of criminal activity.
I am buying a terraced house in Ulverston. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Ulverston you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Ulverston.
How does conveyancing in Ulverston differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Ulverston approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because house builders in Ulverston usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Ulverston or who has acted in the same development.