Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Acton?
If you are buying a property in Acton your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this will be asked for shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due will be payable shortly before completion.
My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Acton. I I am struggling to find out whether they are accepted on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel. Could you advise?
The first thing you should do is call your conveyancer and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Otherwise you should call Godiva Mortgages Ltd who may be able to help.
I am helping my niece sell her flat in Acton. Will the solicitor commission the EPC or it is for me to see to?
Following the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s was maintained a required part of moving house. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand before the property is placed on the market. This is not a task that conveyancers normally organise. If you are instructing a Acton conveyancing solicitor they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established Acton energy assessors
is it true that all Acton solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be regulated by the CLC.
I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in December 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Yorkshire BS are being difficult. The Acton solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Yorkshire BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
How difficult is it to change conveyancer as I need to retain a firm on the Santander conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Acton round the corner but she is not approved by Santander
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Acton on the Santander panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Acton. In making use of search facility on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Acton.
I am 14 days into a residential purchase having been recommend to a firm by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Acton. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
They would need to be very poor to suggest replacing them. Has your mortgage been sent? If so you will need to advise them of the new conveyancer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your new conveyancer needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid added expenses and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool should assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Acton