My IFA says he needs my Bedfordshire law firm’s panel member for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have contacted my local Bedfordshire office but they cant find it on their system.
You are best placed to get this information from your Bedfordshire solicitor . Most Bedfordshire conveyancing practices will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each lender.
Can the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site handle auction conveyancing in Bedfordshire?
There are a number of niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Bedfordshire is one of the many areas of where our lawyers cover.
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Bedfordshire? What am I being asked for?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering laws require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the ID of the potential client they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. Where you are unwilling to provide ID verification documents, your solicitor can not take you on as a client.
What does a local search inform me about the property we're buying in Bedfordshire?
Bedfordshire conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search plays a central part in many a Bedfordshire conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Bedfordshire prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders may not issue a loan on such a home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Bedfordshire. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Bedfordshire to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.