We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Ongar who is on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Ongar.
There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Ongar but how do I know who I should use?
Do not opt for the cheapest Ongar conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay 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 go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
I happen to be the sole beneficiary of my late father’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Ongar. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in December. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the house in December. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?
The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be caught by that. How practical a view lenders take of it, depend on the bank as this obligation is chiefly there to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of properties.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Co-operative. Ongar conveyancing practitioners have been instructed. How long does it take for Co-operative to send the offer to the conveyancer?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Co-operative completed the valuation? Have you informed Co-operative as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Ongar is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Ongar are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Ongar you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Ongar 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 property.
My husband and I are a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the selling agent to carry out the conveyancing in Ongar. I am not happy. Could you help me find new lawyers?
A solicitor would have to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? In the event that it has you must advise them of the new contact details and have the offer are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid added charges and delays. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our search tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Ongar
I'm remortgaging a bungalow in Ongar. I have found my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't find my lawyer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Should I be concerned?
Not all staff in the law firm must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is someone qualified to 'oversee' the transaction, the actual day-to-day activity can be conducted by unqualified staff.