I plan on buying a leasehold flat in Cottesmore. My Solicitor has never been on on the bank solicitor list. Is it possible for me to appoint my Cottesmore conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the mortgage company list of approved lawyers?
You will need to have a conveyancer to deal with the legal work required when you take out a mortgage to purchase your property. They will conduct all the appropriate investigations on the property, make sure that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage documentation is in place. One could instruct a Cottesmore solicitor of your choice. Nevertheless, if the conveyancing practitioner selected is not on the bank approved list additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications may be submitted, so if your conveyancer has not historically applied for membership they should do so.
We are buying a apartment in Cottesmore. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we have to deposit money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I am aiming to move home in March. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Cottesmore. Conveyancing solicitor was found before I stumbled across your website.
On the afternoon of completion you can collect the house keys from your property agent but this should only happen after the previous owners conveyancers inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be collected. Subsequently you should inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal company but can help you locate a residential property solicitor in Cottesmore or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in Cottesmore.
My wife and I have organised a further advance on our home loan from Aldermore as we wish to carry out improvements to our property in Cottesmore. Do we need to select a nearby Cottesmore solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Aldermore don't usually appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Aldermore panel.
We are selling our home in Cottesmore and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using an online conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Cottesmore. Having lived in Cottesmore for 5 years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to 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 illness)
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in Cottesmore 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to establish that you are the owner of your registered land or property, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
I purchased a flat in Cottesmore last 10/1/2018 and to date it is still not recorded with HM Land Registry. It was part of a new estate and my solicitor told me that it may take 12 months to complete the registration formalities. I have spoken with the Land Registry directly and they have informed me the initial application was cancelled due to failure to reply to requisitions. Should I be concerned?
Call your conveyancer - if you are not getting sensible responses, look up their internal complaints process and escalate your concerns to a Complaints Manager. Registrations for Cottesmore conveyancing are not known to be significantly delayed.