When reading consumer advice sites for a cheap lawyer in Dunnington, most say that I must look for a CQS kitemarked lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major banks. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Dunnington is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited lawyers.
The deeds to our home are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Dunnington 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?
Assuming the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be held by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your property and obtain current copies of the property title for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for a small fee.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Dunnington in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will not give a mortgage on this type of house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Dunnington. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Dunnington. I've chance upon a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities done via web that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
What tools are available to find a Dunnington conveyancing solicitor on the lender conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to twentymiles to meet the lawyer.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this website. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Dunnington and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Dunnington. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.