We are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Winkleigh and my mum and dad have sent the exchange deposit to my property lawyer. I am now informed that as the deposit has not come from me my property lawyer needs to make a notification to my bank. I am advised that, in also acting for the bank he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I advised the bank concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for this now to delay the deal?
Your solicitor is legally required to check with mortgage company to ensure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only disclose this to your bank if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Winkleigh? Why is this being asked of me?
Winkleigh conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers accross the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to check the ID of any client in order to ensure that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients are required to disclose two forms of certified ID; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Bank Statement less than 3 months old).
Evidence of source of funds is also required in accordance with the money laundering laws as solicitors have a duty to investigate that the funds you are using to purchase a property (be it the exchange deposit or the total purchase amount if you are buying without a mortgage) has come from a reputable source (such as employment savings) as opposed to the proceeds of illegitimate activity.
We are buying a property in Winkleigh. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we will need to put funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Can you help - my lawyer advises that lack of building regulations insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Winkleigh?
The appropriate level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.
I'm the single recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Winkleigh. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I plan to dispose of the house. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in August. Is the property unsalable for six months?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be affected by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the lender as this obligation chiefly exists to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.
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Me and my partner have recently had a bid accepted on our 1st home in Winkleigh, and need to get solicitors appointed. I have made use of the different comparison tools and the quotes are from all over the country. Is it necessary to have a Winkleigh lawyer local to your prospective new home? I am content to do all the communicating electronically, but I am thinking at some point we will be required to visit the lawyer's office to sign documents?
Generally there is no requirement to physically visit the office of your conveyancer, they can post any relevant contracts to you, which you can sign and send back. Many home movers prefer to use a locally based solicitor, but it is not a prerequisite for conveyancing in Winkleigh.