Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Ely is not listed on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?
That is more than likely a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Ely conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
What can a local search reveal about the property we're buying in Ely?
Ely conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search plays a central part in many a Ely conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (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 13 subject sections.
The deeds to our home are lost. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Ely 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?
Assuming the title is registered the information relating to your proprietorship will be documented by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to conduct a search at the Land Registry, find your property and order up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for £20 inclusive of VAT.
What tools are available to identify a Ely law firm on the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the facility on this website. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Ely conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Ely conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to see if they are on the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel
After what seems like an age a loan offer from a bank for the remortgage of my 2 bedroom flat is due within the next few days. Are you able to recommend a cheap remortgage conveyancing lawyer in Ely ?
You are on the wrong site if you are in need of a cheap conveyancing in Ely. Our goal is to offer value for money conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by brokers offering low cost conveyancing in Ely.At best, in opting for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in additional fee and still not get the service expected.