We note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Gamlingay?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Gamlingay.
Me and my partner are buying a apartment in Gamlingay. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? On the day of competition we will need to deposit funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
We are buying a 3 bedroom semi in Gamlingay. Our aim is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will legal work on the property include investigations to ascertain if these alterations were previously refused?
Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Gamlingay can occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of works or require the consent of another owner. Many additions need local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Gamlingay. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. HSBC have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with HSBC your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions outlined in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for HSBC. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to HSBC where a lease fails to comply with these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Gamlingay.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Gamlingay 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
As long as the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be evidenced by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and secure current copies of the property title for a small fee. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.
Taking into account that I am about to spend over three hundred thousand on 3 bedroom house in Gamlingay I wish to have a conversation with the solicitor concerning theconveyancing before giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
This is something that we encourage - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the lawyer due to be doing your property ownership legalities in Gamlingay.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Gamlingay should be the figure that you are charged.
The mortgage broker has recommended their conveyancer for our conveyancing in Gamlingay - Is it not simpler advisable to just use them?
This is not necessarily the case and you are at liberty to instruct whichever lawyer you prefer for your Gamlingay home move. The conveyancer recommended by a 3rd party adviser may not always be the best lawyer, they may suggest their preferred conveyancing firm who are based remotely. In this instance you may not have contact with your conveyancing practitioner and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain progress reports.