Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is suspended from the Nottingham Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Horsham?
The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. 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.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Horsham. Now, I need the files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Horsham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How do I locate a Horsham solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am willing to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the search on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Horsham conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Horsham conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can contact them to see whether they are on the Virgin Money member panel
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Horsham. I've land on a site which looks to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Me and my husband are disposing of a Horsham ground floor flat we inherited 8 years ago in 2011. I have over 12 years conveyancing experience and, although retired, intend to conduct the legal work. The buyer's property lawyer has informed me that their mortgage company will not allow you to do your own conveyancing mandating that the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.
Mortgage instructions to solicitors from all CML members specify that If the seller does not have legal representation the buyer’s lawyers should check whether the mortgage company needs to be notified so that a decision can be made if they are willing to move forward.