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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Boscombe

I am progressing with the sale of my house in Boscombe and the estate agent has just called to advise that the purchasers are switching solicitor. I am told that this is due to the fact that the lender will only engage with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a big named mortgage company only engage with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to appoint for their conveyancing in Boscombe ?

Lenders have always had panels of law firms that can act for them, but in the past few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for more than 15 years.

Mortgage companies point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

The Boscombe conveyancing firm that just started acting on my purchase in Boscombe have without warning closed. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel and my family Boscombe lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.

I have recentlyfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Boscombe for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Boscombe conveyancing specialists.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Boscombe. I've discover a site which appears to be the perfect solution If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Would local authority permission be needed to split a single dwelling into a couple of appartments in Boscombe? This has occurred to a house opposite to my home in Boscombe and was not aware of the conversion until the works were complete.

Planning Permission yes. Building Reg Approval yes.

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