Find a Crewkerne Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crewkerne

is it true that all Crewkerne solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Co-operative approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be overseen by the CLC.

Can I be sure that the Crewkerne conveyancing solicitor on the RBS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Crewkerne getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer conducting your transaction.

After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Crewkerne. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £200. Shortly after, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me to say that they were not on the UBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the UBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

How does conveyancing in Crewkerne differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Crewkerne approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because house builders in Crewkerne 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Crewkerne or who has acted in the same development.

I was advised by a number of property agents in Crewkerne to locate a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your site over another?

We refuse to make any referral fee for directing people to this site. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

My partner has suggested that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Crewkerne. Should I choose my own property lawyer?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Crewkerne conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm you're contemplating using.

I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mother’s Will, with a property in Crewkerne which will be sold. The house has never been registered at the Land Registry and I'm told that some buyers solicitors will insist that it is completed before they'll move forward. What's the mechanism for this?

In the situation that you have set out it seems prudent to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. The Land Registry’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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