We are looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Fairwater who is on the Skipton solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a 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 Skipton . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Fairwater.
I am planning to move house in July. Does my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Fairwater. Conveyancing lawyer was found before I stumbled across your website.
On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from the property agent but this can only take place when the vendors conveyancers confirm to the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be released. After that you will need to inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can help you choose a conveyancing in Fairwater or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Fairwater.
is it true that all Fairwater solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the CLC.
I have finally had an offer on a flat in Fairwater accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have put an offer on on an apartment, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Fairwater. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Barclays?
It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Fairwater conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your solicitor is on the Barclays approved list. Regarding the next phase this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market some purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Barclays and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their solicitor to move forward with the conveyancing in Fairwater.
Me and my brother own a semi-detached Edwardian property in Fairwater. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Godiva Mortgages Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Fairwater and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
We're novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the selling agent has warned us that the owners will only issue a contract if we appoint their chosen lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Fairwater
We suspect that the owner is not behind this request. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to use your preferred Fairwater conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by senior management.
What can I do to find out who owns a property in Fairwater?
Assuming that the premises is registered with the Land Registry, and you have the specifics of the location of the property, you will be able to view details from the HM Land Registry of the recorded owner for a a minimal charge.