It has come to my attention via my IFA that my Atherton lawyer is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain if this is indeed the case?
You need to call your Atherton lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Atherton even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for example if I wish to acquire an office in Atherton with a loan from Chelsea Building Society?
Our search tool is predominantly there to select domestic conveyancing solicitors in Atherton but we have listed at the end of this page some Atherton commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the company directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Chelsea Building Society
My relative suggested that if I am buying in Atherton I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Atherton conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Atherton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Atherton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Atherton.
What tools are available to identify a Atherton solicitor on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am happy to travel upto 20miles to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the search on this page. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Atherton conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Atherton conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to check whether they are on the HSBC Bank panel
My solicitors in Atherton have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the bank. Is it case that being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the mortgage company Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the mortgage company directly.