My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Chafford Hundred. I I am struggling to find out whether they are accepted on the Barclays Direct approved list of lawyers. Can you help?
You should contact the lawyer and ask them if they can act for the bank. Otherwise you can call Barclays Direct who may be able to help.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the process as a 1st time buyer of a garden flat in Chafford Hundred. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Chafford Hundred?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be invited to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
I happen to be the only beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Chafford Hundred. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in October. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship may be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in October. Will no one buy the property for half a year?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be impacted by that. How practical a view banks take of it, depend on the lender as this requirement primarily exists to identify subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by TSB. Is it usual for TSB to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Chafford Hundred is approved on their conveyancing panel? TSB have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for TSB to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the TSB conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Chafford Hundred. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do 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 Chafford Hundred of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent informed us that the owners will only issue a contract if we use their recommended solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Chafford Hundred
It is unlikely the sellers are behind this. Should the owner want ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to instruct your own,trusted Chafford Hundred conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds set by corporate headquarters.
Can a conveyancer remove a name from the title of my property in Chafford Hundred ?
Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your house is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a lawyer