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Find a Buckden Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Buckden? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Buckden home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Buckden

My partner and I are planning to purchase a flat in Buckden and are in fact using a Buckden conveyancing practice. Within the past 48 hours our lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Godiva Mortgages Ltd have this afternoon contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Buckden solicitor is not on their approved list of lawyers. What do we do from here?

When purchasing a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Buckden lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.

We are buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Buckden who is on the Nottingham approved panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nottingham . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Buckden.

How do I discover of the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Buckden is on the lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Halifax thus paying £192.00 in further conveyancing costs.

Please do make use of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this page. Pick the mortgage company and type ‘Buckden’ or your preferred area and you will see numerous solicitors located in Buckden or near you.

How does conveyancing in Buckden differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Buckden contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in Buckden usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Buckden or who has acted in the same development.

We have had DIP from Birmingham Midshires who suggested we could borrow up to £400k. At what point do we need to appoint a lawyer for conveyancing? Buckden is where we are buying.

It would be wise to appoint a solicitor now requesting that they create a file for you. This will facilitate: 1) the estate agent to issue a Sales Memo to all parties 2) the seller’s lawyer to send out the draft contract. That being said, do not instruct your solicitor to order searches until you have your valuation report from Birmingham Midshires and you are willing to move forward.

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