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Ready to buy a new home in Comberton? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Comberton home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Comberton

I am 3 weeks into the sale of my ground floor flat in Comberton and the EA has just called to advise that the buyers are swapping conveyancer. The excuse is that the lender will only deal with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. Why would a big named lender only deal with specific lawyers rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Comberton ?

Mortgage companies have always had panels of law firms they are content to work with, but in the past few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for over 25 years.

Lenders point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

Do I need to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Comberton so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.

As opposed to 15 years ago, the vast majority lenders no longer need their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to provide identification documents and there are still manifest benefits to choosing a locally based practitioner, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Comberton.

Various online forums that I have visited warn that are the number one reason for delay in Comberton house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Comberton.

How does conveyancing in Comberton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Comberton approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because developers in Comberton typically purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Comberton or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking to sell my house. My previous lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Comberton if that makes things easier.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Comberton. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

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