I was notified recently by my mortgage broker that my Maidenhead solicitor is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. What can I do to check?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your Maidenhead lawyer directly. You lawyer should notify you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Maidenhead conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
Would the conveyancing lawyers highlighted through your search tool carry out right to buy conveyancing in Maidenhead?
We have identified numerous conveyancing specialists who can service right to buy conveyancing matters You should get in touch with the conveyancers listed with a view to get a costs illustration.
I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Maidenhead. Now, I need the files however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Maidenhead of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm buying my first flat in Maidenhead with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not move on the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The estate agent told me not disclose to my lawyer about this side-deal as it will affect my mortgage with Bank of Ireland. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.
I have today had an offer accepted on an apartment in Maidenhead and the broker that we are using suggested his property lawyer. He quoted a thousand pounds plus VAT and disbursements. Does this sound reasonable?
Don't just go on a single estimate. You should seek like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Maidenhead. Then pick one that you trust and just as important, is on the approved list of the bank that you have applied for a mortgage from.