We see that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Lancashire?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Lancashire.
My grandfather passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Lancashire. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Clydesdale, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
Where you plan to re-mortgage then Clydesdale will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Clydesdale conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Clydesdale mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Lancashire and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Lancashire. Having lived in Lancashire for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
What does commercial conveyancing in Lancashire cover?
Lancashire conveyancing for business premises covers a broad array of guidance, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.
Is it best to appoint a Lancashire conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can handle the legal work however her office is over three hundred miles drive away.
The benefit of a local Lancashire conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute documents, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and the majority were content that must surpass using an unfamiliar Lancashire conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.