Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Great Barford is not on my mortgage company's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable 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 top 5 reasons are as follows: (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. If you are concerned you should contact the Great Barford conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Great Barford?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Great Barford your lawyer will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is as part of the total price then this will be needed immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due should be transferred a few days prior to the completion date.
I have justfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Great Barford for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest method to see if the premises 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 Great Barford conveyancing specialists.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Great Barford prior to appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to issue a loan on this type of property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Great Barford. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I am selling my house. My former lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Great Barford if that affects matters.
Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Great Barford. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.