Find a Lewisham Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

A loan agreement from Santander for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom apartment is to be issued within the next few days. Can you recommend a cheap conveyancing practitioner in Lewisham?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham. Our goal is to offer affordable conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers teasing you with low cost conveyancing in Lewisham. Optimistically, in being led by cheap conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you with a hefty uplift in additional fees and still not end up with the service required.

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Lewisham. I have lived for the last dozen years in Lewisham. Conveyancing searches are expensive. Given that I have knowledge of the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Lewisham conveyancing searches are optional. Your solicitor will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she is duty bound to take that path of guidance. Do bear in mind; if you are going to dispose of the house in the future, it will likely be be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches disclose. On occasion premises with functional issues can still show up unpredicted search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham should be able to give you some constructive advice concerning this.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Lewisham. My lender is Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 3/2/2019, the requirements read as follows :

A colleague advised me that in purchasing a property in Lewisham there could be a number of restrictions prohibiting external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Lewisham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Lewisham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Is it the case that all Lewisham CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Nottingham conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

Some major banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

is it true that all Lewisham solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I'm buying a new build house in Lewisham with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent told me not disclose to my conveyancer about the extras as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

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