All was ready to complete my purchase in Wanborough next Monday. My lawyer now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the bank. What risks does the mortgage company expect the insurance to cover?
Any lawyer on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 instructions. These obligations are not unique to conveyancing in Wanborough.
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Wanborough? Is this really warranted?
To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Wanborough conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is usually satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account showing where you reside.
In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are required to investigate not just the identity of conveyancing clients but also the origin of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this may result in your conveyancer terminating their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.
Your property lawyers are duty bound to inform the appropriate authorities should they believe that any amounts received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.
We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Wanborough and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Wanborough. We have lived in Wanborough for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should check with 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 ailment)
I am buying a new build flat in Wanborough. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wanborough
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
My husband and I are novice buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent has warned us that the owners will only go ahead if we appoint the agent's chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Wanborough
It is highly unlikely the sellers are driving this. If they want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to instruct your own,trusted Wanborough conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing targets pre-set by HQ.