In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Waterhouses? What am I being asked for?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identification documents of the potential client they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing retainer. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign should stipulate this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. Should you refuse to hand over identification documents, your solicitor would not be able to accept instructions from you.
We're in Waterhouses, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Kent Reliance , and our solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Waterhouses 10 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware exactly where to look for all the appropriate documentation so you may buy or sell your property without any difficulty. If copies can’t be located, your conveyancer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on your premises.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Waterhouses. 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 legal work.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Waterhouses
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? 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.
We are in the middle of purchasing a house in Waterhouses. Conveyancing lawyer has phoned to say the title is "Leasehold". Will this likely make a difference on our home loan valuation?
Waterhouses conveyancing does not usually involve leasehold houses. The crucial factor here is the unexpired lease term and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the saleability too much.
On the flip side, if it's, say, Sixty years it is bound to have a material impact on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be specified in the lease which should be made available to your solicitor.