Do the conveyancing practitioners listed on your site conduct right to buy conveyancing in Blakeney?
We have identified a number of conveyancing practitioners carrying out right to buy transactions Do get in touch with us with a view to obtain a conveyancing quote.
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Blakeney? Is this really necessary?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing instruction. The Terms of Engagement that you need to sign will no doubt stipulate this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. Should you are unwilling to supply identification documents, your conveyancer will not be able to take you on as a client.
After reviewing consumer advice sites for an online solicitor in Blakeney, most comment that I should instruct a CQS assured solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's leading banks. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Blakeney is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are CQS solicitors.
What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Blakeney
There are two types of lawyers who can conduct conveyancing in Blakeney namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle the legal services that required to complete the sale or purchase of property. Both are required to carry out Blakeney conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be professionally administered and that all requisite steps should be correctly taken.
My aunt pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Blakeney there may be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?
There are a number of properties in Blakeney which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Blakeney should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Blakeney solicitor - who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Blakeney postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Blakeney.
Our estate agent has recommended their solicitor for our conveyancing in Blakeney - won’t it be advisable to just instruct them?
You need to establish if the selling agent is recommending a lawyer or introducing to a conveyancing practitioner. There are plenty of Blakeney estate agents who recommend two or three Blakeney conveyancing firms purely based on those lawyers offering a great service.