I am 3 weeks into the sale of my maisonette in Ammanford and the estate agent has just text me to advise that the purchasers are switching property lawyer. The reason given is that the bank will only engage with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a leading lender only engage with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to appoint to handle their conveyancing in Ammanford ?
Mortgage companies have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in recent years big names such as Nationwide, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for over 25 years.
Banks justify this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. Banks tend not to reveal how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are not going to have any impact on this.
Do the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool perform attended exchange conveyancing in Ammanford?
There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct personalised exchanges. Please call us to receive a costs illustration and details as to dates.
We are purchasing a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Ammanford who is on the Santander solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Santander . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Ammanford.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Ammanford. Now, I need my files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Ammanford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Are all Ammanford law firms on every bank conveyancing panel?
The Lexsure search tool on this page may be of use or you can drop into your high street lender branch in Ammanford. Chances are that they will be in a position to recommend some approved conveyancing solicitors in Ammanford