Last November we completed a house move in Almondsbury. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we consider were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Almondsbury?
The question is not clear as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Almondsbury. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken during the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller answers a document referred to as a SPIF. answers provided is inaccurate, you could possibly take legal action against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Almondsbury.
We note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the UBS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Almondsbury?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Almondsbury.
I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Almondsbury for our house purchase. Our broker has since advised us that our mortgage company Aldermore won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?
A mortgage company will insist on an approved solicitor act for it. Borrowers are liable to bear the cost of this. Do use our database to get a quote from a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Almondsbury on the Aldermore approved list of solicitors.
What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Almondsbury
Do not opt for the cheapest Almondsbury conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
My fiancee and I are in the process of looking at flats in Almondsbury and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with Virgin Money.
It would be sensible to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Virgin Money, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Almondsbury. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Almondsbury for my home move. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training requirements.