We are planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Eastwood who is on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for HSBC . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Eastwood.
How do I investigate if the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Eastwood is on the mortgage lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Barnsley Building Society thus spending £192.00 in further legal invoice.
Feel free to make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Pick the lender and type ‘Eastwood’ or your preferred area and you will see numerous conveyancers located in Eastwood or near you.
A friend advised me that in purchasing a property in Eastwood there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Eastwood which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Eastwood should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
I'm the single recipient of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Eastwood. The Eastwood property was put into my name in June. I want to move. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in June. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be impacted by that. Some banks would take a sensible view as this requirement is chiefly there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.
We expect to receive a OIP from Leeds Building Society this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Leeds Building Society recommend any Eastwood solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Eastwood solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Leeds Building Society through the process.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Eastwood ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor has said that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on such a property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Eastwood. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Eastwood especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Eastwood.
My cousin has recommend that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Eastwood. Do I take his recommendation?
No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing lawyer is to get referrals from friends or family who have experience in using the solicitor you're considering.