It is is a decade since I purchased my home in Hadleigh. Conveyancing solicitors have just been instructed on the sale but I am unable to find the deeds. Is this a major issue?
You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be kept by your mortgage company or they could be archived with the lawyers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly in all probability the property will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Hadleigh relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Leeds Building Society Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Hadleigh?
The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Hadleigh. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?
Given that you have now exchanged you should retain a conveyancing solicitor soon as you are faced with a tight a drop dead date to complete the conveyancing. All auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the auction pack may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You should give this to the solicitor working for you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.
Is it the case that all Hadleigh CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel?
It is true that some lenders now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.
I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, HSBC are being pedantic. The Hadleigh solicitor who is on the HSBC conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but HSBC are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do HSBC have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that HSBC have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why HSBC may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
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Do I need to attend the offices of the bank conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Hadleigh so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for the mortgage company undertake conveyancing via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. YOu dont have to use a conveyancing solicitor in Hadleigh. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.