My mortgage broker requires my Chester solicitor’s panel reference for the HSBC conveyancing panel. How do I discover this. I have e-mailed my local Chester branch but they have not got back to me yet.
Have you tried calling your Chester property lawyer about this?. They keep a central record lender panel numbers.
We are acquiring our first property. The lawyer has calledto see if we would like to order additional conveyancing searches. Unfortunately we are clueless as to what's needed for conveyancing in Chester
The range of Chester conveyancing searches should be triggered based entirely on the property, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the region and risks, your general attitude to risk. What is important is that you properly appreciate what information the searches could supply. You may then decide if you personally think you need that information. Should you be unclear, ask the property lawyer to offer guidance.
What is the first thing I need to know about purchase conveyancing in Chester?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Chester or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For example, the seller, estate agent and even potentially a bank. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Chester should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the transaction whose role it is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.
We are witnessing a definite creep of a "blame" culture- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your lawyer above the other players in the conveyancing process.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Chester. Now, I need the documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do contact 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 Chester of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Chester for my house move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone can review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training purposes.