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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Launceston

Is there a reason to instruct a Launceston conveyancing solicitors firm given that web based conveyancers are less overpriced?

To take your time to find contrast conveyancing costs in Launceston and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t become consumed with searching for the lowest priced Launceston conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a telephone call and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of continuity that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you as to any developments and keep you informed. If you ever need to call the firm you will know who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are in the know.

Is it the case that all Launceston solicitor practices on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Clydesdale. Is it usual for Clydesdale to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Launceston is approved on their conveyancing panel? Clydesdale have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Clydesdale to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Launceston solicitor - who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Coventry BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Coventry BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Launceston postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Coventry BS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Launceston.

How does conveyancing in Launceston differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Launceston come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because developers in Launceston typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Launceston or who has acted in the same development.

Should I be wary by brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm rather than a local Launceston conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of service providers, often suggestions from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are many people with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may recommend lawyers to select. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there might be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to select your own conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most mortgage providers operate an approved list of law firms you have to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

I am searching for Launceston online conveyancing estimates. Can I be assured that all the Launceston firms that are listed on your directory are on the bank conveyancing panel?

The law firms on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the mortgage company panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the bank panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific Launceston conveyancing solicitor being on the bank conveyancing panel is not accurate.

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