My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Coombe Dingle. I I am struggling to find out if they are on the Leeds Building Society approved list of lawyers. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?
You should phone the solicitor and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you can call Leeds Building Society who may be able to help.
Is it necessary to pay for insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when buying a property in Coombe Dingle?
Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you may take it that lawyers conducting conveyancing in Coombe Dingle to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Coombe Dingle. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do 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 Coombe Dingle of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm purchasing a new build house in Coombe Dingle with a loan from Nottingham Building Society. The builders would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my solicitor about this extras as it could jeopardize my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Am I better off to use a Coombe Dingle conveyancing practitioner based in the location that I am hoping to buy? An old friend can execute the legal work but her office is 400miles away.
The primary upside of using a high street Coombe Dingle conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and they were content that should trump using an unknown Coombe Dingle conveyancing lawyer just because they are Coombe Dingle based.