We see that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Acocks Green?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Acocks Green.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Nationwide Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Acocks Green?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one close by in Acocks Green I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Acocks Green suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
I'm remortgaging my existing home to a buy to let loan with Godiva Mortgages Ltd and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on a second property. The neighborhood we are interested in is Acocks Green. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to check that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your lawyer should be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and specify your expectations and requirements.
My husband and I are one month into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the high street agent to carry out the conveyancing in Acocks Green. I am am extremely frustrated with the level of service. Can you help me find new solicitors?
They would have to be very poor in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? If so you will need to advise them of the new lawyer and have the mortgage documents are re-issued. The solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid added charges and delays. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Acocks Green