What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Oadby? What am I being asked for?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms of Engagement that you are required to sign should stipulate this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be checked. Where you are unwilling to provide identification documents, your solicitor would not be able to accept instructions from you.
What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Oadby
We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest Oadby conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
Are all Oadby Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing list of approved solicitors?
A selection of banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their panels.
We had instructed solicitors located in Oadby on the Co-operative solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a supplemental fee for handling the Co-operative mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Co-operative?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer may charge a fee for this. The charge is not set by Co-operative but by your Oadby lawyer. Some firms on the Co-operative panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Oadby. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Oadby of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the selling agent told us that the seller will only proceed if we instruct their chosen solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Oadby
We suspect that the owner is not behind this demand. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make the point that (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to use your preferred Oadby conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will earn their estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by head office.
To what extent are Oadby conveyancing solicitors duty bound by the Law Society to issue transparent conveyancing costs?
Inbuilt into the Solicitors Code of Conduct are specific rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their charges to clients.The Law Society have a practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not intended as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, nevertheless, constitute the Law Society’s view of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Oadby or across England and Wales.