What happens if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Coventry BS Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Holton le Clay?
First, 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 at a cost.
If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Holton le Clay what would it be?
It would be unwise to be tempted by the lowest Holton le Clay conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. 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 go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
We are aiming to move property in May. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Holton le Clay. Conveyancing solicitor was organised prior to coming across this site.
On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from your selling agent however this should only be done when the sellers solicitors inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be handed over. You can tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you choose a residential property solicitor in Holton le Clay or a firm with expertise in conveyancing in Holton le Clay.
We were going to get a OIP from UBS this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Holton le Clay solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Holton le Clay solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.
We are selling our house in Holton le Clay and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Holton le Clay conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Holton le Clay. We have lived in Holton le Clay for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You should check with 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 health insurance to cover that same illness)
Should I instruct a Holton le Clay conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am purchasing? An old friend can perform the legal formalities but her office is 200miles away.
The benefit of a local Holton le Clay conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and on the whole were impressed that should surpass using an unknown Holton le Clay conveyancing solicitor just because they are Holton le Clay based.
We yesterday discovered that one of the directors of the conveyancing practice undertaking the purchase conveyancing in Holton le Clay is related to the seller. Is this acceptable?
On the basis that there is no conflict of interest this should be fine. Where you are obtaining a mortgage then the mortgage company may have a say as many lenders have specific requirements on this. For example for Royal Bank of Scotland as of 15/4/2019, the requirements read as follows :