I am getting a mortgage offer from Santander. My intention is to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Herefordshire. Does the Santander Conveyancing panel include Licensed Conveyancers?
The Santander conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
At what point will exchange of contracts take place for purchase conveyancing in Herefordshire and am I required to be at the lawyers office?
If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Herefordshire you are welcome to attend to sign documents. That being said, the law practices we recommend offer a national conveyancing service and give as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the conveyancer to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Herefordshire)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Darlington Building Society. We have called around locally but am struggling to find a Herefordshire conveyancing firm on the Darlington Building Society approved list. Can you assist?
Please do make use of the search tool on this site. Pick the building society and type Herefordshire or your preferred area and you will be presented with numerous solicitors based in Herefordshire or nearest you.
Various internet forums that I have come across warn that are a common cause of stalling in Herefordshire conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Herefordshire.
I cannot get to my Herefordshire conveyancing lawyers office to sign documents for conveyancing in Herefordshire – will this be an issue?
You need not be concerned. Herefordshire conveyancing solicitors can handle home moves for clients from a distance. It is not necessary for you to be able to meet your lawyer in the flesh at a Herefordshire conveyancers office. Almost all lawyer can handle all communications via phone, post and email - whatever works for you.