We are looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Berkshire who is on the Lloyds solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Lloyds . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Berkshire.
My flat in Berkshire is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will the conveyancing practitioner need to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Leeds Building Society 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 conditions fairly frequently currently.
The deeds to my property can not be found. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Berkshire 10 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?
Assuming you have a registered title the details of your ownership will be documented by the Land Registry under a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, find your house and obtain current copies of the property title for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Berkshire in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Berkshire. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
How difficult is it to change conveyancer as I have to instruct a firm on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in Berkshire five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Virgin Money
It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Berkshire on the Virgin Money panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Berkshire. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Berkshire.