Much to our surprise we have been told by our broker that my Crewe lawyer is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
The sensible course of action for you to take is to contact your Crewe conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to notify you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Crewe conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.
Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Crewe even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example where I want to buy a shop in Crewe with a loan from Bank of Ireland?
The service is primarily there to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Crewe but we have set out towards the end of this page some Crewe commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the firm directly to see if they can also act for Bank of Ireland
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Nottingham Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Crewe?
The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a house in Monmouth but I am based in Crewe. My lawyer (approximately 250 miles awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Crewe who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Crewe based
Our conveyancing in Crewe completes this Friday, however the person I am purchasing off wants to move out on the Saturday afternoon. Do I accept this?
It is not possible to complete on a Saturday due to the bank systems are not operational.