Is the fact that my solicitor in Newtown is not identified on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s work?
That would most likely be an incorrect assumption to make. 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 lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should simply call the Newtown conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
My father informed me that in purchasing a property in Newtown there may be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external alterations to a property. Is this right?
There are anumerous of properties in Newtown which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Newtown should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
How can we tell if a Newtown conveyancing solicitor on the Nationwide panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Newtown getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Nationwide. Newtown conveyancing practitioners are selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Nationwide?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Nationwide completed the survey? Have you informed Nationwide as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
How does conveyancing in Newtown differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Newtown contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Newtown tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Newtown or who has acted in the same development.
I am selling my home. My past lawyers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Newtown if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Newtown. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a property in Cardiff but reside in Newtown. My conveyancer (based 300 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Newtown to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Newtown