We note that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Audlem?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Audlem.
We decided to purchase a purpose built apartment in Audlem with a homeloan from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.We use our Audlem conveyancing lawyer but Norwich and Peterborough Building Society informed us she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint a Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel lawyer or keep our preferred solicitor and fork out for a Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel lawyer to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Norwich and Peterborough Building Society use our lawyer?
No, not really. The loan issued to you contains various provisions, a common one being that lawyers needs to be on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
My colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Audlem I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Audlem conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Audlem around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Audlem Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Audlem.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Audlem is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?
Flying freeholds in Audlem are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Audlem you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Audlem may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I am a fortnight into a residential purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Audlem. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
They would have to be very bad in order to consider changing them. Has your mortgage been sent? If so you will need to advise them of the new contact details and have the loan are re-sent. Your solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid added expenses and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Audlem