Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Kirkby Stephen costs more?
Kirkby Stephen leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
My wife and I are in the process of looking at apartments in Kirkby Stephen and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it wise to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a home loan with Aldermore.
You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the selling agent. As you are seeking a mortgage with Aldermore, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.
I have paid off my mortgage with Yorkshire BS. I assume I don't need a Kirkby Stephen property lawyer on the Yorkshire BS panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Yorkshire BS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Yorkshire BS mortgage from the register. Yorkshire BS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Yorkshire BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Yorkshire BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
My offer was accepted on a property in Kirkby Stephen on 10/2/2023, valuation was booked 4 days after, received a clean bill of health. Property lawyer appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Nottingham and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Are Nottingham entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Nottingham to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Kirkby Stephen. Now, I need my files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call 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 Kirkby Stephen of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How easy is it to transfer to a new solicitor as I need to choose one who is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in Kirkby Stephen five minutes from me but she is not approved by Bank of Scotland
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Kirkby Stephen on the Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the law firms that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Kirkby Stephen. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Kirkby Stephen.
I note that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Do Kirkby Stephen conveyancing firms pay you a commission if I retain them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the lender conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Kirkby Stephen.