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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Windermere

My wife and I intend to remortgage our apartment in Windermere with Co-operative. We have a son 18 who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this document specific to the Co-operative conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his entitlement to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Co-operative conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Co-operative. This is solely used to protect Co-operative if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Co-operative had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Having sold my house in Windermere last April but my buyer keeps e-mailing daily to say his lawyer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?

Post completion of your disposal your solicitor should forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. If applicable, your lawyer must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Windermere.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Windermere. I have chance upon a site which appears to be the perfect answer If there is a chance to get all formalities done via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Windermere. Before diving in I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Windermere - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Windermere Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    It is important to be aware whether a new roof is being installed or some other significant cost is coming up to be shared between the leaseholders and could well dramatically increase the the maintenance charges or require a one time payment. How long is the Lease? The majority of Windermere leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service charge for the upkeep of the block set by the management company. If you buy the property you will have to meet this liability, normally quarterly during the year. This may be anything from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. There will also be a ground rent to be met yearly, this is usually not a large sum, say about £25-£75 but you should to enquire as sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds.

Me and my partner are hoping to buy a three room housein Windermere with a home loan from a mortgage company. We would like to retain our lawyer in Windermere but our mortgage company says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint from the our lender panel solicitors or stay with our Windermere solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent our mortgage company. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that our mortgage company use our Windermere lawyer?

No, not really. The bank home loan issued is subject to conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank's conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had open panels, including most conveyancing solicitors in Windermere : a mortgagee 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. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your bank.

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