When it comes to lenders such as Lloyds, do Easton conveyancers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
How can we know in advance if a Easton conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Easton seeking recommendations is a good 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor handling your conveyancing.
I had an offer accepted on a property in Easton on 16/8/2021, valuation was booked 4 days after, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor retained, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to UBS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for UBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the UBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
What will a local search tell me about the house I am purchasing in Easton?
Easton conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Onsearch The local search is essential in every Easton conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Easton is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Easton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Easton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Easton may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I was advised by a number of selling agents in Easton to choose a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers over another?
We refuse to make any commission for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My father has encouraged me to appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Easton. Should I use them?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Easton conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have actually used the conveyancer you're are thinking of instructing.