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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cumbria

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Cumbria?

If you are buying a property in Cumbria your solicitor will ask you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the total price then this should be asked for shortly ahead of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a few days prior to the completion date.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Aldermore. Cumbria conveyancing lawyers are selected. How long does it take for Aldermore to issue the offer to the lawyer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Aldermore completed the valuation? Have you advised Aldermore as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have paid off my mortgage with Aldermore. I assume I don't need a Cumbria solicitor on the Aldermore panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Aldermore mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Aldermore mortgage from the register. Aldermore, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Aldermore has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Aldermore has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Aldermore mortgage has been paid off.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Cumbria. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Cumbria. Now, I need my documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Cumbria of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a property in Monmouth but live in Cumbria. My conveyancer (approximately 300 miles awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Cumbria who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Cumbria based

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find a Cumbria based one who is on the lender conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?

In the event that you have not formally instructed a conveyancer to start work and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Cumbria that you're considering.

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