I can't travel far from Great Stanmore. Is there a reason why all Great Stanmore solicitors are not on all mortgage company panels?
Even though it may seem unfair for lenders to restrict who can represent them, from the public’s or conveyancer’s perspective, the the contrary view is that banks are becoming ever more anxious and feel it imperative to shield themselves against mortgage fraud. As a consequence of this concern mortgage companies have reduced their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.
We see that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Santander conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Great Stanmore?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Santander conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Great Stanmore.
We're in Great Stanmore, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Skipton , and our solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
We are downsizing from our house in Great Stanmore and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Great Stanmore conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a nationwide conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Great Stanmore. We have lived in Great Stanmore for three years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a residence in Monmouth but reside in Great Stanmore. My lawyer (approximately 300 miles awayrequires that I sign a stat dec before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Great Stanmore who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Great Stanmore based