Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Mersea Island is not on my mortgage company's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Mersea Island conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
I am purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island who is on the Halifax solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Halifax in certain locations such as Mersea Island. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My partner and I are selling our home in Mersea Island and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island. We have lived in Mersea Island for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
I am a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Mersea Island. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
A lawyer would need to be really bad in order to consider changing them. Has the loan offer been issued? If so you need to make them aware of the new contact details and ensure the offer are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid supplemental costs and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The search tool can assist you in finding a lender approved conveyancer for your home move in Mersea Island
I need to consider estimates for conveyancing in Mersea Island from various property lawyer and appoint one. Am I right to instruct them to sit tight until I a suitable house to buy.
You should wait to request your solicitor to start work and apply for searches after the offer has been agreed to on the property particularly as Mersea Island conveyancing searches are a couple of hundred pounds.