Is the fact that my solicitor in Normanton is not identified on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?
That would most likely be an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (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. Should you be concerned you should contact the Normanton conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Normanton. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Normanton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Normanton is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Normanton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Normanton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Normanton may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
What does commercial conveyancing in Normanton cover?
Commercial conveyancing in Normanton covers a broad range of services, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.
What are my options where I am not happy with the property lawyer who handled my conveyancing in Normanton?
Occasionally the level of service you receive is not as you expect, and unfortunately occasionally things do go wrong. That being said there is recourse if you were not happy with your conveyancing in Normanton. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a lawyer to their regulator. If things still aren’t sorted out you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.