My IFA has asked me for my Aldridge law firm’s panel member for the Nat West conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have called my local Aldridge office but they have not responded to me.
Have you tried calling your Aldridge lawyer about this?. Most Aldridge law practices will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each bank.
My lawyer in Aldridge has never been on on the Britannia Solicitor Panel. Can I still retain my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Britannia panel?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Aldridge solicitors but Britannia will need to use a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall conveyancing fees as well as cause delays.
- Get an alternative practitioner to act in the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Britannia conveyancing panel
My wife and I are downsizing from our home in Aldridge and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Aldridge. Having lived in Aldridge for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Aldridge?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Aldridge. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I am expecting to exchange buying a property in Aldridge but as a result of wreckage from the recent storms I have negotiated reparation from the vendor of £2k taking the form of a deduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process but my lender will not agree to this. Should they have been approached?
The solicitor listed on the lender conveyancing panel is obliged to advise the mortgage company of any variations to the sale price. If you prohibit your lawyer to disclose the reduction to your lender then they would need to disinstructing themselves from acting for you and the mortgage company.