We note that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our conveyancing in Windsor?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Windsor.
I am purchasing a new build flat in Windsor. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Windsor you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Windsor.
I am assisting my aunt sell her property in Windsor. Will the solicitor commission the energy assessment or it is for the seller to coordinate?
After the abolition of HIPs, energy performance certificates became a mandatory component of selling a house. An EPC must be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. This is not something that lawyers normally organise. If you are using a Windsor conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable local energy assessors
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Leeds Building Society, do Windsor conveyancers face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Windsor solicitor - who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Bank of Ireland will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Bank of Ireland will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Windsor postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Windsor.
I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when acquiring a residence in Windsor? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that owners of property living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Windsor?
Unless a prior acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Windsor to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
About to purchase a new build flat in Windsor. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Windsor
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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. Please supply a car parking plan. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.