When does exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Matlock and do I need to be at the lawyers branch?
Where you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Matlock you are invited in to sign contracts. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we work with provide a national conveyancing service and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the firm to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Matlock)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would prefer to use a local conveyancing solicitor in Matlock?
Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel lawyers if you take up the "fee-free" offer. Contact the bank and explore if they allow a monetary alternative. Some mortgage companies have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Matlock.
I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Matlock for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Matlock conveyancing specialists.
How do I search for a Matlock solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am happy to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the solicitor.
You can use the search on this page. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Matlock conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Matlock conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to check if they are on the Virgin Money member panel
I have just placed an offer on a leasehold flat in Matlock and the mortgage adviser that we are using suggested his property lawyer. He quoted £800 plus VAT and disbursements. Does this sound like a good deal?
You should not rely on a single quote. You should seek like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Matlock. Then choose one that you are comfortable with and crucially, is on the approved list of the bank that you have applied for a mortgage from.