I am not in a position to travel far from County Durham. Is there a reason why all County Durham conveyancing practitioners aren't included on all mortgage company panels?
As inequitable as it may appear for banks to limit who can act for them, from the public’s or lawyer’s viewpoint, the the contrary view is that lending institutions are becoming ever more anxious and regard it necessary to defend themselves from illegal activities. As a result of this concern banks have consolidated their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in County Durham? Why is this being asked of me?
You are right in the requirement set out by your lawyer has nothing to do with conveyancing in County Durham. Nowadays you can not proceed with any conveyancing process without first submitting evidence of your identity. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a council tax bill. Please note that if you are supplying your driving licence as proof of identification it needs to be both the paper section as well as the photo card part, one is not satisfactory without the other.
Proof of your origin of money is required under Money Laundering Regulations. You should not be offended when you are asked to produce this as your conveyancer must retain this information on record. Your County Durham conveyancing lawyer will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any monies from you into their client account and they may also ask further queries regarding the source of funds.
We are planning to purchase with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. We have called around locally yet cant to find a County Durham conveyancing firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Could you help?
You should make use of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this web page. Please choose the building society and type County Durham or your preferred area and you will see numerous solicitors offices in County Durham or near you.
Have completed on a a detached house in County Durham , how long should it take for the Land Registry to register my proprietorship? My County Durham conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure that my name is registered.
As far as conveyancing in County Durham registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any interested persons or bodies. As of today approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive delays. Historically registration takes place once the purchaser is living at the premises so 'speed' is not typically primary concern but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in County Durham for my remortgage. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor call for training requirements.