We see that you have a post code search directory listing law firms on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Chippenham?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Chippenham.
We wanted to use a property lawyer in Chippenham for our home move. Our financial adviser has since notified us that our mortgage lenders Chelsea Building Society won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?
Mortgage Companies ordinarily restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing solicitors on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a law practice must have two or more partners. As well as restricting the profile of firm, a few lenders have limited the amount of solicitor practices they use to act for them. Be aware that Chelsea Building Society have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Chelsea Building Society Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels since 2008 even though there remains differing opinions regarding the extent of solicitor engagement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry indicate that hundreds of law firms, including some in or near Chippenham only conduct a couple conveyances per annum.
I am buying a new build apartment in Chippenham. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Chippenham
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
Are there any apps to assist me to search for a Chippenham law firm on the TSB conveyancing panel? I have a car and am happy to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the solicitor.
You can use the search on this website. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Chippenham conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Chippenham conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to verify if they are on the TSB panel
We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent told us that the vendor will only proceed if we use the agent's chosen lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Chippenham
It is unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the owner require ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to use your preferred Chippenham conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.