Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site handle auction conveyancing in Breaston?
We know of a few niche solicitors we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Breaston is one of the many areas of where our lawyers are based.
My Solicitor in Breaston is not on the Alliance & Leicester Solicitor Panel. Can I still use my prefered solicitor even though they are excluded from the Alliance & Leicester list of approved lawyers?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Carry on with your existing Breaston solicitors but Alliance & Leicester will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing charges and result in frustration.
- Find a new lawyer to to deal with the purchase, remembering to check they are Convince your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Alliance & Leicester conveyancing panel
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Breaston. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?
Given that you have now exchanged you now have to choose a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of priority as you are facing a tight deadline in which to complete the transaction. An auction property will have an associated legal set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You need to pass this on to the conveyancer instructed by you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that your finances are in order to complete on the on the contractual date .
Is it the case that all Breaston CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved firms?
A selection of lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their panels.
We previously instructed solicitors based in Breaston on the Kent Reliance solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me an additional fee for handling the Kent Reliance mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Kent Reliance?
Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner can charge a fee for this. The fee is not set by Kent Reliance but by your Breaston conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Kent Reliance panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but some firms incorporate it on their overall fee.
I am downsizing from our property in Breaston and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a nationwide conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Breaston. Having lived in Breaston for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get clarification need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must check with 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)
Why am I unable to complete our conveyancing in Breaston on May bank holiday?
Because on completion the sale price needs to pass between the banks of the buyer and seller's lawyer and currently this can only occur on a working day. So you can't complete on a saturday or sunday either.