Much to our surprise we have been advised by our financial adviser that my New Beckenham property lawyer is not on the lender Solicitor panel. How can I be certain if this is indeed the case?
The best course of action for you to take is to contact your New Beckenham conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a New Beckenham conveyancing firm that is on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.
I have 71 years left on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in New Beckenham. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions correct?
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 8/12/2018 the requirements read as follows :
What does a local search reveal about the property I am buying in New Beckenham?
New Beckenham conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Searchflow The local search is essential in every New Beckenham conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject headings.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in New Beckenham for my house move. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
One may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near New Beckenham being on the lender conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the lender approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right New Beckenham conveyancing solicitor for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with New Beckenham knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..