Is it correct that all Kingsbury CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved practices?
It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
We previously appointed conveyancers with offices in Kingsbury on the UBS solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a separate sum for handling the UBS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by UBS?
As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your property lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by UBS but by your Kingsbury solicitor. Plenty of firms on the UBS panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some firms incorporate it on their overall fee.
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Kingsbury. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
I require expedited conveyancing in Kingsbury as I have an ultimatum to exchange contracts inside 3 weeks. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are not getting a home loan you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would advise that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Kingsbury the following are examples of what can crop up and adversely affect future saleability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...
Given that I will soon part with over three hundred thousand on 3 bedroom house in Kingsbury I would like to talk to a lawyer about myhouse move in advance of instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Kingsbury.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a matter reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Kingsbury should be the figure that you end up paying.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Kingsbury for my home move. Is it possible to review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training purposes.
My a dozen years ago. He has since got wed, divorced and is now remarried. He now wishes to dispose of the Kingsbury property. I suspect that he will simply be need to supply copies of the marriage certificates to the conveyancing practitioner but he is anxious it could frustrate the conveyancing. Should he appoint a solicitor to update the land title information for the property?
It is not absolutely necessary to bring up to date the register providing you have the proof needed to demonstrate how the name change has come about.
The buyer’s lawyer should review the land registry entries and requisition evidence to prove the name change for example marriage documentation.