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Ready to buy a new home in Osterley Park? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Osterley Park transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Osterley Park

When will exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Osterley Park and am I required to attend the solicitors branch?

If you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Osterley Park you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the law practices we recommend provide a countrywide conveyancing service and provide just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract simply enables the conveyancer to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Osterley Park)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

we are a couple who wish to acquire a purpose built flat in Osterley Park with a residential mortgage from Godiva Mortgages Ltd.We have a Osterley Park conveyancing solicitor but Godiva Mortgages Ltd informed us she’s not on their approved list of member firms. we are left little option but to use a Godiva Mortgages Ltd panel firm or retain our local solicitor and pay for a Godiva Mortgages Ltd panel lawyer to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Godiva Mortgages Ltd use our lawyer?

No, not really. The home loan offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers needs to be on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd approved list. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Godiva Mortgages Ltd

I am assisting my mother sell her property in Osterley Park. Does the conveyancer commission the energy assessment or it is for me to coordinate?

Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates remained a required element of moving property. An EPC must be to hand prior to the property being placed on the market. This is not something that law firms normally organise. Where you are instructing a Osterley Park conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable local providers

We had chosen conveyancers located in Osterley Park on the Nationwide solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a further fee for the legal aspects of the Nationwide mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Nationwide?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner may charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Nationwide but by your Osterley Park conveyancer. Plenty of firms on the Nationwide panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Osterley Park on 28/12/2018, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Clydesdale and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Are Clydesdale entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Clydesdale to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could impact a commercial estate in Osterley Park?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Osterley Park will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Osterley Park. The report sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Osterley Park.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Osterley Park it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Osterley Park commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Osterley Park.

As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but live in Osterley Park. My solicitor (approximately 300 miles awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Osterley Park to attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Osterley Park based

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