The Windermere conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my house acquisition in Windermere have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I had to have a firm on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and my previous Windermere lawyer was not. I cut them a cheque for £250 in advance. What should be my next steps?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Windermere?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Windermere. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Windermere in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders will not grant a mortgage on this type of property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Windermere. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Windermere especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Windermere.
Is it simple use your search tool to locate a conveyancing lawyer in Windermere on the approved list for my bank?
1st pick a lender such as Accord Mortgages Ltd, Barnsley Building Society or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then specify your location a common one being Windermere. Conveyancing organisations in Windermere and nationally will then be listed.
As co-executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a property in Swansea but reside in Windermere. My lawyer (who is 235 kilometers from mehas requested that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Windermere who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Windermere