Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Cheshire is not listed on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his work?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 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) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Cheshire conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
I am intent on selling our property in Cheshire and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Cheshire lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Cheshire. Having lived in Cheshire for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Cheshire. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Cheshire 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 have been pointed in your direction by a number of property agents in Cheshire to locate a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to promote your site over alternative conveyancing organisations?
We refuse to give any financial incentive for directing people to this site. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
My cousin has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Cheshire. Do I follow his advice?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Cheshire conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to seek feedback from friends or family who have previously instructed the solicitor you're contemplating using.