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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Waterbeach

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Waterbeach? Why is this being asked of me?

It is indeed that case that the requirement set out by your solicitor has nothing to do with conveyancing in Waterbeach. Nowadays you can not proceed with any conveyancing deal in the absence submitting proof of your identity. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a bank statement. Remember if you are supplying your driving licence as evidence of ID it needs to be both the paper section and photo card part, one is not acceptable in the absence of the other.

Verification of the source of money is required under Money Laundering Regulations. Don’t be offended when you are asked to produce this as your lawyer will need to have this information on record. Your Waterbeach conveyancing practitioner will need to see evidence of proof of funds before they are able to accept any funds from you into their client account and they may also ask additional questions regarding the source of funds.

Are all Waterbeach Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing list of approved firms?

A selection of lenders now make use of CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

We expect to receive a DIP from HSBC this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do HSBC recommend any Waterbeach solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Waterbeach solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the HSBC conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and HSBC through the process.

Yorkshire BS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a property in Waterbeach has been accepted, what happens next?

Your estate agent will want to be advised as to your solicitor's details (ensure that the property lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Call up Yorkshire BS or the broker and finish off any appropriate forms. Yorkshire BS will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or owners to arrange an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. Yorkshire BS will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Waterbeach.

The deeds to our home can not be found. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in Waterbeach 4 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

You no longer need to hold title original deeds to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

I have just appointed agents to market my garden apartment in Waterbeach. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have recently received a quarterly service charge invoice – what should I do?

It best that you pay the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and service invoices should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Waterbeach - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    How much is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent? This information is useful as a) areas can result in problems in the building as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will need to know about it What restrictions are contained in the Waterbeach Lease?

My intention is to purchase a garden flat in Waterbeach. Conveyancing solicitor has been awaiting, from the owner, building insurance documents. This morning I was advised that the owner needs to forward the insurance documents for the flat above as well. Why does my conveyancing practitioner need to check the insurance for the other flat? Is it really required? We have been stalled for the last month…

It is not impossible in leasehold conveyancing in Waterbeach to find Conveyancing in Waterbeach in a minority of cases reveals that the lease provides for the tenant's to insure their individual flats as opposed to the landlord insuring the complete building - which is definitely preferable. Do contact your solicitor but it would seem that your property lawyer is looking to establish that the whole building is insured. Insuring a ground floor apartment is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the 1st floor cannot be reconstructed for lack of insurance.

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