Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Greenwich so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for mortgage companies undertake their work via the post, e-mail or over the phone. This enables them to carry out the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in England or Wales. Nevertheless you can see if you have the option of visiting the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
Is there a list of Kent Reliance panel solicitors in Greenwich on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few lenders make their panel listings viewable online. If you are in need of a Greenwich conveyancing practitioner on the Kent Reliance please use our tool.
I'm spending time looking at apartments in Greenwich and I am about to put in an offer. Is it wise to have my conveyancing practitioner on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Skipton.
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Skipton, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Greenwich on 31/12/2018, valuation was booked 3 days after, all came back fine. Solicitor appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Coventry BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Coventry BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
My wife and I are planning on selling our property in Greenwich and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used an online conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Greenwich. We have lived in Greenwich for six years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
I have todaydiscovered that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Greenwich for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest method to see if the premises is registered to you, 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 Greenwich conveyancing specialists.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Greenwich is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Greenwich are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Greenwich you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Greenwich may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.