My best friend’s brother is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I'll be able to get preferential fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Barkingside?
It’s advisable to look for 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing quotes. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. Whilst quotes will contrast greatly but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
I am selling my house in Barkingside. Will my solicitor need to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently at the moment.
When it comes to lenders such as Co-operative, do Barkingside solicitors incur a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are unaware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
My wife and I are in the process of looking at flats in Barkingside and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a lawyer in place at this point? I am planning to take a home loan with RBS.
It would be sensible to instigate 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 taking out a mortgage with RBS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the RBS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in February 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Lloyds are being problematic. The Barkingside solicitor who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Lloyds are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Lloyds have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Lloyds have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Lloyds may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial estate in Barkingside?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Barkingside will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Barkingside. The report sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Barkingside.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Barkingside it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Barkingside commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Barkingside.
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Barkingside. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Barkingside of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.