Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Byker and Walker is not on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s conveyancing?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Byker and Walker conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Byker and Walker?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Byker and Walker. 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…’
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Byker and Walker and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to affords protection to business lessees, granting the legal entitlement to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Byker and Walker is one of our hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with are located
My father-in-law has recommend that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Byker and Walker. Should I use them?
No doubt the ideal way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have actually used the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.
What is the reason for my conveyancer requiring numerous items of identification before I can commence with selling or purchasing a property in Byker and Walker?
Byker and Walker conveyancers are obliged by the Law Society, SRA, HMLR and current AML legislation to certify that the have checked the identity of their clients. It will also be a requirement of your bank if you are taking a mortgage. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to stamp duty land tax and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and DOB.