Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Hartfield is not identified on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?
That is most likely a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of 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 most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Hartfield conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
The sellers of the property we are looking to purchase hired a conveyancing firm in Hartfield who has recommended a preliminary contract with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Are such agreements sensible?
There are two primary downsides with entering into any lock out contract (sometimes termed an exclusivity agreement) is that it takes away the focus from moving forward with the conveyancing process, so in the absence of it needing minimal or no negotiation then it may transpire to be a hindrance. It is not strongly advocated by Hartfield conveyancing solicitors as a result. The other main negative is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved purchaser should not expect to win an injunctive ruling by a court to bar the vendor selling to another buyer, so the only remedy available under the contract will be the reimbursement of wasted costs and, in rare situations, the additional payment of damages.
We are planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Hartfield who is on the Principality solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a 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 Principality . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Hartfield.
There is lots of information on this site about conveyancing in Hartfield but can you isolate your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Hartfield
We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Hartfield conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.
My fiancee and I are in the throws of looking at houses in Hartfield and I am about to put in an offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with Principality.
It would be wise to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. As you are seeking a mortgage with Principality, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Principality conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Hartfield. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor. I paid an on account payment of £200. A few days later, the lawyer called me to say that they were not on the TSB conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the TSB panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Hoping to buy a property located in Hartfield and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Hartfield. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Hartfield area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Hartfield. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found