Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Gower. What is the rationale as to why all Gower lawyers are not on all mortgage company panels?
Mortgage Companies ordinarily impose restrictions on either the type or volume of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such criteria being that the practice must have at least two partners. As well as restricting the structure of firm, some lenders made a decision to restrict the number of conveyancers they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the standard of service provided by any Gower solicitor on their panel. Increases in mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of solicitor panels in the last decade even though there are opposing assessments about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Data published by HMLR reveal that thousands of law organisations only transact one or two conveyances a year. Those advocating conveyancing panel pruning ask why conveyancing firms should have any entitlement to be on a conveyancing panel when clearly property law is not their primary expertise?
We are planning to acquire a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Gower who is on the UBS solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Gower.
A friend advised me that where I am purchasing in Gower I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Gower conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Gower around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Gower.
I have recentlybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Gower for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Gower conveyancing specialists.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Gower for my home move. Can I see a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
One can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.