I am getting a mortgage with Halifax. My intention is to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Littleborough. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
How up to date is your database of Littleborough solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel? Do HSBC send you an updated list?
Littleborough conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from HSBC directly.
What does a local search reveal concerning the property we're purchasing in Littleborough?
Littleborough conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example Onsearch The local search plays a central part in many a Littleborough conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.
Am I best advised to instruct a Littleborough conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can perform the conveyancing but her office is over three hundred kilometers away.
The benefit of a local Littleborough conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute documents, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and the majority were content that must outweigh using an unknown Littleborough conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.
I acquired a flat in Littleborough last 19/8/2019 and to date it is still not recorded with HM Land Registry. It is part of a new estate and my conveyancer told me that it can take 12 months to complete the registration formalities. I have spoken with the Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Should I be concerned?
It is your property lawyer that you should get in touch with in order to satisfy any concerns which have been raised as part of the registration process for your Littleborough property. Normal Littleborough conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the seller's lawyer that they will assist in resolving any registration raised by HMLR so it may be a case of seeking to enforce that undertaking in some way.