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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canton

Our Canton solicitor has discovered a discrepancy between the information in the home valuation report and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer informs me that he is obliged to check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s course or action legitimate?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Do lawyers ask for money up-front when it comes to conveyancing in Canton?

If you are buying a property in Canton your solicitor will ask you place them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is as part of the purchase price then this should be needed immediately ahead of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

We're in Canton, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Kent Reliance , and our solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Me and my partner are purchasing a apartment in Canton. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we will need to deposit money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Is it the case that all Canton solicitor practices on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the CLC.

My partner and I are spending time viewing houses in Canton and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance.

You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

A conveyancing firm dealt with my conveyancing in Canton half a dozen years past having retained my registration certificates but has since been shut down – What can I do to retreive these?

Deeds, as such, no longer exist as most properties in Canton are registered electronically at Land Registry. Should you need to establish ownership or are disposing of or re-mortgaging your conveyancer can obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned as quickly as possible.

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