Can you help? My Elmswell lawyer is assuring me that he has toorder Elmswell conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Virgin Moneyapproved lawyer panel. Do I not have any say here?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. Given that you are taking out a loan with a bank your solicitor has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook requirements . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Elmswell conveyancing searches.
I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Elmswell. I I am struggling to find out whether they are accepted on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Can you advise?
The first thing you should do is contact your solicitor and enquire if they can act for the bank. Otherwise you should get in touch with Aldermore who may be able to confirm.
I am helping my niece sell her flat in Elmswell. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy performance certificate or it is for me to see to?
After the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates became a required part of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand before the property is advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally arrange. If you are instructing a Elmswell conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established Elmswell energy assessors
We previously appointed solicitors located in Elmswell on the Skipton solicitor panel. They are now charging me a supplemental amount for the legal aspects of the Skipton mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Skipton?
Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer can charge a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Skipton but by your Elmswell solicitor. Numerous firms on the Skipton panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Elmswell. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a residence in Newport but live in Elmswell. My solicitor (who is 200 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a stat dec before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Elmswell to attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Elmswell
Why can't I complete our conveyancing in Elmswell on Easter Monday?
This is due to the fact that on completion the sale price will pass between the banks of the purchaser and seller's property lawyer and at present this can only occur on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a weekend either.