My IFA says he needs my Bristol lawyer’ panel reference for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have tried my local Bristol office but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your Bristol solicitor . They should have a central record lender panel numbers.
My husband and I are acquiring a new build duplex in Bristol and my conveyancer is telling me that she is duty bound to the mortgage company to disclose incentives from the seller. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and my preference is not to prolong the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
At what point will exchange of contracts happen for purchase conveyancing in Bristol and do I need to attend the lawyers office?
If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Bristol you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. That being said, the law practices we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the purchase agreement is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Bristol)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Bristol?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Bristol. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on a terraced house in Bristol I wish to have a conversation with the solicitor about myhouse move in advance of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor due to be conducting your property ownership legalities in Bristol.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a file number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Bristol should be the figure that you are charged.