My lawyer in Datchet and Langley has never been on on the Platform Home Loans Ltd Conveyancing Panel. Can I still retain my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel?
Your options are as follows:
- Carry on with your preferred Datchet and Langley solicitors but Platform Home Loans Ltd will need to use a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total legal fees and result in frustration.
- Get an alternative lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Platform Home Loans Ltd approved.
- Persuade your Platform Home Loans Ltd solicitor to seek to join the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel
I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Datchet and Langley. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Datchet and Langley 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.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Datchet and Langley prior to instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Datchet and Langley. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Datchet and Langley especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Datchet and Langley.
In searching the internet for the words on line conveyancing in Datchet and Langley it shows results of many property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable solicitor for my move?
The best method of finding a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted referral, so seek the guidance of friends and those you trust who have bought a property in Datchet and Langley or the local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Datchet and Langley vary, so it's sensible to request a minimum of three fee estimates from different conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.
I am in the process of buying my 1st house in Datchet and Langley. Conveyancing solicitor already chosen. The broker suggested that a survey is not needed as the property was only constructed in 2002.
At the very least you should order a Home Buyer's Report. As the property was constructed over a decade ago the property will be without a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of problems a Home Buyer's report may suffice. They will highlight any obvious problems and recommend additional investigation if relevant. Where there are any indications of material issues seek a full Building Survey from the beginning.