Find a Melbourne Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Melbourne? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Melbourne home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Melbourne

Is there a reason to instruct a Melbourne conveyancing company given that web based alternatives are easier on the wallet?

By all means make sure that you scrutinise conveyancing costs in Melbourne and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t be focused with scouring the internet for the lowest priced Melbourne conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a distressing home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted conveyancer. Emails can't take the place of a telephone call and can never replicate a one to one meeting. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to any developments and keep you informed. If you ever need to call the firm you will know who to ask for and they will be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

My wife and I are buying a flat in Melbourne. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On completion day we have to send funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I'm the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Melbourne. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in March. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be treated the same way as though I had purchased the property in March. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook mandates solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be caught by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the bank as this requirement chiefly exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Coventry BS, do Melbourne lawyers incur a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

I am purchasing a new build house in Melbourne benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not inform my lawyer about this extras as it could put at risk my mortgage with the bank. 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 was pointed in your direction by a few property agents in Melbourne to choose a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any financial incentive for sending work to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I am 18 days into a freehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the estate agent to perform conveyancing in Melbourne. I am am starting to be frustrated with the level of service. Could you help me find new solicitors?

A conveyancer would need to be very poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has your mortgage been generated? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid escalating costs and complications. That should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The find a solicitor tool can help you find a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Melbourne

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