We note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our conveyancing in Bradley Stoke?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Bradley Stoke.
I am considering refinancing my flat in Bradley Stoke, does my lawyer have to be on the Nottingham Solicitor panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, but Nottingham would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
A colleague advised me that if I am purchasing in Bradley Stoke I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Bradley Stoke conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Bradley Stoke around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Bradley Stoke Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Bradley Stoke Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Bradley Stoke.
Me and my brother have a renovated Georgian house in Bradley Stoke. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Bank of Ireland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Bradley Stoke and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.
I'm refinancing my current house to a BTL mortgage with Britannia and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a deposit on a second property. The neighborhood we are looking at is Bradley Stoke. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of banks and tie in the two deals?
Make use of our search tool on this site to check that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your solicitor should be able to simultaneously deal with the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you lawyer and make clear your desired outcome and needs.