Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Beaufort is not listed on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his work?
That would most likely be an incorrect assumption to make. There are plenty of plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Beaufort conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
I am under pressure from the mortgagee in possession of a property in Beaufort to sign contracts within four weeks. What can be done to expedite the conveyancing process?
In a situation where the seller is applying time constraints to sign contracts we would recommend that your conveyancer is familiar with the area as they will make use of local relationships and insight. It is even conceivable that they could have transacted previousproperties in the same road. You would be best advised to use a Beaufort conveyancing solicitor. Second, make sure that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is claimed that nearly one in five of Beaufort conveyancing transactions are held up or derailed after discovering a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their banks member panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the legal transfer of property being frustrated by an average of 21 days. It is understood that this issue impacts approximately 100,000 home moves every year. Most Beaufort conveyancing practices can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Beaufort. Now, I need my documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do 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 Beaufort of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Beaufort conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Beaufort conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Beaufort conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:
How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation? What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing?
Beaufort Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to buying
This question is helpful as a) areas may cause problems for the building as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if services are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to know about it Does the lease have in excess of 85 years unexpired? What restrictions are contained in the Beaufort Lease?
Can a conveyancer remove a name from the title of my property in Beaufort ?
Extracting or adding someone to the title of your property is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a property lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a solicitor