I am getting a offer of a home loan from Nat West. I would like to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Bletchley. Does the Nat West Solicitor panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Nat West approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
As a novice what is the most important advice you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Bletchley?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Bletchley or throughout Buckinghamshire is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and others involved in the transaction. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and on occasion your lender. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Bletchley is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the process whose role it is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.
Every so often a potential adversary will try and persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the selling agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your lawyer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do take action that is contrary to your solicitors guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.
I have Fifty Six years left on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Bletchley. Conveyancing solicitors on the Chelsea Building Society panel can deal with such extensions right?
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 18/2/2021 the requirements read as follows :
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Bletchley and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Bletchley conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a nationwide conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bletchley. We have lived in Bletchley for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
What tools are available to search for a Bletchley conveyancing solicitor on the bank conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10kilometers to attend the lawyer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Bletchley and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Bletchley. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.