We see that you have a search directory listing firms on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Calstock?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Calstock.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Calstock. Now, I need the files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Calstock of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm buying my first flat in Calstock with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not inform my lawyer about this side-deal as it will put at risk my mortgage with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Am I right to be wary about brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Calstock conveyancing practice?
As with many professional services, often recommendations from connections can be most helpful. Yet there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders might all recommend solicitors to select. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to select your preferred lawyer. However, bear in mind that some lenders operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.
Me and my wife accepted an offer on a Calstock flat we inherited 5 years ago in 2012. I have over 15 years conveyancing knowledge and, now retired, see no reason not to conduct my own conveyancing. The buyer's solicitor has informed me that their building society will not allow you to do your own conveyancing requiring the funds to be released via a solicitor's bank account.
Mortgage requirements to solicitors from all mainstream lenders specify that If the vendor is not legally represented the buyer’s lawyers should check whether the mortgage company needs to be told so that a decision can be reached if they are willing to proceed.