What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Hatton? Is this really warranted?
Hatton conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers throughout the UK have an obligation under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to verify the ID of any client with a view to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients are required to provide two forms of certified identification; proof of identity (usually a Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (usually a Utility Bill no older than three months).
Confirmation of the origin of funds is also necessary in accordance with the money laundering laws as solicitors are obliged to investigate that the money you are utilising to purchase a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the total purchase monies where you are buying mortgage free) has originated from an acceptable source (such as an inheritance) and is not the proceeds of illegitimate behaviour.
I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Hatton. I I would like to check whether they are accepted on the Britannia approved list of lawyers. Could you assist?
The first thing you should do is phone your conveyancer and ask them whether they are on the lender panel. Otherwise please get in touch with Britannia who may be able to assist.
Do I need to be concerned that estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending an online conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Hatton conveyancing company?
As with lots of service providers, often suggestions from relatives can be very helpful. But there are numerous players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all recommend solicitors to instruct. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to choose your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that the majority of banks specify a panel list of conveyancers you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your conveyancing.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a residence in Neath but I am based in Hatton. My lawyer (approximately 200 miles awayhas requested that I sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Hatton to witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Hatton based
Are there any apps to help search for a Hatton conveyancing solicitor on the mortgage company conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 25miles to attend the solicitor.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Hatton and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Hatton. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.