Having invested time looking at mumsnet.com for a recommended lawyer in Maidenhead, many say that I must use a CQS kitemarked lawyer. What is CQS?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major mortgage companies. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Council of Licensed Conveyancing. Maidenhead is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited solicitors.
How can we tell if a Maidenhead conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Maidenhead obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.
We were going to get a DIP from Nationwide this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nationwide recommend any Maidenhead solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Maidenhead solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nationwide through the process.
I have paid off my mortgage with Barclays. I assume I don't need a Maidenhead conveyancer on the Barclays panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Barclays mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Barclays mortgage from the register. Barclays, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Barclays has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Barclays has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I am buying a property and the solicitor has mentioned Chancel Repair for which the property may be liable as it falls into the area of such a church. She has suggested insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in Maidenhead
Unless a previous purchase of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you could take it that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Maidenhead to continue to propose a a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Maidenhead I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Maidenhead suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.
Are there any apps to help identify a Maidenhead solicitor on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of Maidenhead conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Maidenhead conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to see whether they are on the Skipton Building Society panel