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Ready to buy a new home in Winsford? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Winsford transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Winsford

My wife and I changing mortgage lender for our apartment in Winsford with Bank of Ireland. We have a son 18 who lives at home. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this giving up his entitlement to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Bank of Ireland 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 Bank of Ireland. This is solely used to protect Bank of Ireland 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 Bank of Ireland 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.

We see that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Winsford?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Winsford.

I am buying my first flat in Winsford with a loan from Barnsley Building Society. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative advised me not to tell my lawyer about the deal as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Do I need to be concerned about brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a local Winsford conveyancing company?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often input from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are numerous players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may recommend lawyers to retain. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to select your own lawyer. Don't forget that some lenders operate an approved list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your home move.

Last December I purchased a leasehold house in Winsford. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I own a studio flat in Winsford, conveyancing was carried out 6 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Winsford with a long lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2087

You have 63 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £16,200 and £18,600 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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