Is the fact that my solicitor in Ettington is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of her conveyancing?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Ettington conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
Just bought a terraced house in Ettington , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my proprietorship? My Ettington conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are concluded.
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Ettington registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any 3rd parties. Currently in the region of three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the premises thus an expedited registration is not always an essential issue yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one near me in Ettington I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Ettington in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Ettington for my house move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
I note that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Do Ettington conveyancing companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for my conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Ettington.