My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Crystal Palace. I need to find out if they are on the Alliance & Leicester approved list of lawyers. Can you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?
The first thing to do is contact the solicitor and ask them whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should call Alliance & Leicester who may be able to confirm.
Can you point me to a directory of Aldermore panel solicitors in Crystal Palace on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of lenders make their panel listings viewable on the web. If you are looking for a Crystal Palace conveyancer on the Aldermore please make the most of our tool.
We expect to receive a DIP from Co-operative this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Co-operative recommend any Crystal Palace solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Crystal Palace solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Co-operative through the process.
My partner and I are at the point of viewing apartments in Crystal Palace and I am about to put in an offer. Is it wise to have my lawyer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Lloyds.
You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the selling agent. As you are seeking a mortgage with Lloyds, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
The deeds to our home are lost. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Crystal Palace 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?
You no longer need to have the physical original deeds to establish that you are the owner of your registered land or property, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
What does commercial conveyancing in Crystal Palace cover?
Crystal Palace conveyancing for business premises covers a wide array of advice, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.
My cousin has urged me to instruct his conveyancers in Crystal Palace. Should I choose my own property lawyer?
There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek referrals from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the firm you're are thinking of instructing.