Me and my fiance are intending to acquire a 2 bedroom apartment in Westbury On Trym with a mortgage. We like our Westbury On Trym solicitor, however the bank says he's not on their "panel". It appears that we have no option but to instruct one of the lender panel conveyancing practices or keep our Westbury On Trym solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. We consider that this is inequitable; are we not able to require that the bank use our Westbury On Trym conveyancer ?
No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Westbury On Trym conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
three months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Westbury On Trym took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Westbury On Trym differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Westbury On Trym contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in Westbury On Trym tend to buy 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Westbury On Trym or who has acted in the same development.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Westbury On Trym I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Westbury On Trym for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
We are 14 days into a leasehold purchase having been referred to solicitors by the local agent to do our conveyancing in Westbury On Trym. I am am very disappointed with the quality of service. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
They would need to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has your mortgage been generated? In the event that it has you must inform them of the new contact details and have the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating costs and frustration. That should be your starting point. The search tool will help you find a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Westbury On Trym