We are looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in North London who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Coventry BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in North London.
Having spent time reviewing consumer advice sites for a high-quality solicitor in North London, most advise that I must use a CQS accredited solicitor. What is CQS?
North London Conveyancing Quality Scheme practices have obtained accreditation under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society established CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the home legal process. CQS helps home movers to recognise solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. North London is one of locations in England and Wales in which CQS are located. The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.
I have been told that property searches are the main cause of hinderance in North London conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in North London.
I'm buying a new build house in North London benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my lawyer about the deal as it may impact my mortgage with Skipton Building Society. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, yet the selling agent has warned us that the seller will only move forward if we instruct their chosen lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer who is familiar with conveyancing in North London
We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted North London conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothe ones that will give their estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets pre-set by senior management.