We are buying a 3 bedroom flat in Leven with a mortgage. We have a Leven conveyancer, however the mortgage company advise she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have little option but to select one of the lender panel firms or continue with our Leven solicitor as well as pay for one of their panel lawyers to represent them. We regard this is unjust; can we not insist that the mortgage company use our Leven property lawyer ?
No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Leven conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
Can the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend perform conveyancing in Leven by way of an attended exchange?
We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out one day exchanges. Do e-mail us to get a costs illustration and details as to availability.
What tools are available to locate a Leven solicitor on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am happy to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the search on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Leven conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Leven conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to check if they are on the Nottingham Building Society member panel
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Leven for my home move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
One can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
Is there a difference between surveying and conveyancing in Leven?
Conveyancing - in Leven or elsewhere - is the legal term given to transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It involves the checking of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you are buying and will help you discover the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you a powerful reason for negotiating the buying price down or asking the seller to fix the defects prior to you complete your move.