Can you vouch for a Bank of Scotland sanctioned Billingham conveyancing conveyancer who can have us moved in within 28 days? Am I best advised to choose a local Billingham firm or an internet comparison site?
We can recommend some very good Billingham conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Billingham. Go in to a couple of firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Explain your deadline together with the reasons and get an assurance on your deadline. Select the lawyer that appears most efficient.
We are purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Billingham. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve enquiries to determine if these alterations are prohibited?
Your solicitor will review the registered title as conveyancing in Billingham will occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of alterations or require the permission of another owner. Some extensions require local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
is it true that all Billingham solicitor practices on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Lloyds. Billingham conveyancing solicitors are instructed. How long does it take for Lloyds to send the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Lloyds completed the valuation? Have you informed Lloyds as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Billingham. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Billingham 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.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Billingham prior to retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via 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 Billingham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Is it simple use the search facility to select a conveyancing solicitor in Billingham on the approved list for my lender?
1st pick a bank such as Nationwide Building Society, Skipton Building Society or Aldermore then choose your preferred area e.g. Billingham. Conveyancing organisations in Billingham and beyond should be shown.