Is the fact that my conveyancer in Newton Ferrers is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of his 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 top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack 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. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Newton Ferrers conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
Completed the sale of my flat in Newton Ferrers last November yet the purchaser is texting every few hours complaining that their solicitor needs to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
After completion of your house sale your conveyancer is duty bound to send the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also evidence that the mortgage has been repaid to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion steps unique to conveyancing in Newton Ferrers.
It has been three months following my purchase conveyancing in Newton Ferrers took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Am I better off to choose a Newton Ferrers conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am purchasing? An old friend can conduct the conveyancing but they are based over three hundred kilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street Newton Ferrers conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Newton Ferrers know how is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and they were happy that should surpass using an unfamiliar Newton Ferrers conveyancing solicitor just because they are Newton Ferrers based.
My husband and I intend to buy our first house in Newton Ferrers. Conveyancing solicitor already instructed. The broker advised that a survey is not needed as the house is just 20 yrs old.
You would be well advised to take a Home Buyer's Report. As the property was constructed more than a decade ago the property will be without a warranty, so you would be well advised not to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report could be sufficient. They will highlight any obvious issues and recommend further investigation where appropriate. Where there are any indications of problems get a full structural survey.