It has come to my attention via my financial adviser that my Booker the law firm I have appointed is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to check?
You need to call your Booker conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to notify you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.
Is there a search tool that I can utilise to check that the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Booker is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Nationwide Building Society thus spending £175.00 in further legal charges.
You should make the most of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type ‘Booker’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer offices in Booker or by proximity to you.
Taking into account that I will soon spend 450k on 3 bedroom house in Booker I would like to talk to a lawyer regarding thetransaction ahead of giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?
This is something that we recommend - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor due to be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Booker.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Booker should be the figure that you are charged.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Booker for my house move. Can I see a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
You may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
Our conveyancer in Booker has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Booker. The seller’s lawyers have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer says that as he is on the bank conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the lender?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. A precondition to being on the bank approved panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.