I am getting a offer of a home loan from Halifax. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Petersham. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel include Licensed Conveyancers?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Petersham last October but the buyer keeps Skype messaging daily to say her solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done following completion?
Following your house sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also confirm that the home loan has been discharged to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures peculiar conveyancing in Petersham.
How do I check that the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Petersham is on the mortgage lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Alliance & Leicester thus paying £187.00 plus VAT in additional conveyancing invoice.
Please do take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type ‘Petersham’ or your preferred area and you will discover a number of lawyer based in Petersham or nearest you.
How does conveyancing in Petersham differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Petersham come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because house builders in Petersham usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Petersham or who has acted in the same development.
Should I be suspicious by estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Petersham conveyancing firm?
As is the case with many professional services, often suggestions from relatives can be very helpful. Yet there are numerous people with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may suggest conveyancers to choose. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there may be a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are free to select your preferred lawyer. You need to be aware that some mortgage providers operate an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your home move.