Do the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool carry out attended exchange conveyancing in Lancashire?
There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out attended exchanges. You should e-mail us to secure a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.
Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Lancashire?
If you are buying a property in Lancashire your lawyer will ask you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is needed to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the purchase price then this will be needed shortly prior to exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.
The Lancashire conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Lancashire have without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a lawyer on the Santander conveyancing panel and my family Lancashire lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Santander conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.
My wife and I are purchasing a house in Lancashire. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we have to send money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Lancashire?
There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Lancashire and Solicitor practices in Lancashire to choose from We would stress that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. The two can deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.
UBS have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a property in Lancashire has been agreed to, what are the next steps?
Your property agent will want to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the conveyancers are on the bank’s approved list). Contact UBS or the broker and finish off any outstanding paperwork. UBS will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or seller to book a slot for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. UBS will send the offer to you and your conveyancers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Lancashire.
Me and my brother purchased a terraced Georgian property in Lancashire. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Accord Mortgages Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Lancashire and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.