Can you help? My Brownhills solicitor is advising me that he is legally obliged toconduct Brownhills conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Santanderapproved lawyer panel. Is this really necessary?
You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a home loan with a bank your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your solicitor would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Brownhills conveyancing searches.
It is a dozen years since I bought my home in Brownhills. Conveyancing lawyers have now been instructed on the sale but I can't find the title deeds. Is this a major issue?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a possibility that the deeds will be with the mortgage company or they could be archived with the lawyers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly in most cases the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Brownhills involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it is more problematic but is resolvable.
My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Brownhills. I I would like to check if they are accepted on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society approved list of lawyers. Can you advise?
You should call your lawyer and enquire whether they can act for the bank. Otherwise you can get in touch with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society who may be able to confirm.
I have justdiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Brownhills for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest method to check if the property is in your name, you can make 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 Brownhills conveyancing specialists.
Is it possible to change solicitor as I need to retain a firm on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Brownhills five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Clydesdale
It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Brownhills on the Clydesdale panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Brownhills. Using search facility on this website, you can compare costs for conveyancing solicitors in Brownhills and beyond.