Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Huntingdon is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s work?
That is most likely a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should simply call the Huntingdon conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
We're in Huntingdon, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Principality , and our lawyer is on the Principality conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Principality conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
What can a local search tell me regarding the property I am purchasing in Huntingdon?
Huntingdon conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Huntingdon conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.
My company is planning to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Huntingdon for below £2000?
We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Huntingdon, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are hoping to buy or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can find you the right firm. As for the costs these will vary based on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or call us so that we may furnish you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am selling a house in Newport but I am based in Huntingdon. My solicitor (approximately 300 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Huntingdon to witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Huntingdon based