My mortgage broker has requested my North West London solicitor’s panel reference for the Santander conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have called my local North West London branch but they don't know it.
The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your North West London property lawyer . Most North West London law firms will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each mortgage company.
My Conveyancer in North West London has never been on on the Coventry Building Society Solicitor Panel. Can I still retain my family solicitor even though they are not on the Coventry Building Society approved list?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred North West London lawyers but Coventry Building Society will need to retain a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal charges and result in delays.
- Choose a new lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Convince your conveyancer to use their best endeavours to join the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel
I got the keys to my apartment on 6 August and the transaction details is not yet on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in North West London said it will be formalised in a couple of weeks. Are titles in North West London particularly slow to register?
There is nothing unique about conveyancing in North West London registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any third parties. As of today approximately 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not usually an essential issue but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
I'm refinancing my primary property to a buy to let mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on further property. The area we are talking about is North West London. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the two deals?
Make use of our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are approved by both lenders. On the basis that they are your conveyancer should be able to connect the two deals but you should talk with you solicitor and communicate your expectations and requirements.
Is it best to appoint a North West London conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can handle the legal formalities but they are based 400miles away.
The benefit of a local North West London conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local North West London know how is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were content that should trump using an unfamiliar North West London conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.