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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westbourne

My partner and I are buying a newly built duplex in Westbourne and my lawyer is telling me that she has to the bank to reveal incentives from the seller. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I don't want to delay deal. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in Westbourne. Will the conveyancer arrange an EPC or should I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates became a mandatory element of moving house. An energy assessment must be to hand before the property is placed on the market. It is not a task that conveyancers ordinarily organise. Where you are using a Westbourne conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange EPC’s given their contacts with long established Westbourne energy assessors

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Westbourne. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Having for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must hire the services of a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you now have a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the conveyancing. An auction property should have a bespoke auction pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to the lawyer instructed by you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Principality. Is it usual for Principality to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Westbourne is approved on their conveyancing panel? Principality have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Principality to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Principality conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, but the selling agent informed us that the seller will only go ahead if we use the agent's recommended lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Westbourne

It is unlikely the vendors are driving this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Try to communicate with the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to use your own,trusted Westbourne conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing targets demanded by HQ.

There are only 62 years remaining on my lease in Westbourne. I am keen to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to track down the freeholder. In some cases a specialist should be useful to conduct investigations and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Westbourne.

Westbourne Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    Best to be warned whether changing the roof or some other major work is coming up that will be shared between the leasehold owners and could well dramatically increase the the service fees or necessitate a specific invoice. How many years remain on the lease? Is there a share of the freehold?

There are a lot of properties in Westbourne on unadopted lanes. I am acquiring one such property. Are there any advantages to buying a house on a private road?

Westbourne conveyancing firms will be used to transacting houseson private. The solicitor should review the title to identify any rights or liabilities. It is possible that there is a residents association that residents pay into for the upkeep of the road. Where there is one, the road should be maintained and look nicer than council maintained.

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