Find a Pimlico Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pimlico

As someone unfamiliar with the Pimlico conveyancing process what is your top tip you can impart for the legal transfer of property in Pimlico

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Pimlico or throughout London is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for conflict between you and others involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, estate agent and even potentially the bank. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Pimlico should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose interest is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a distinct ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor above all other players in the conveyancing process.

We're in Pimlico, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Principality , and our lawyer is on the Principality conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Principality conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I am buying a victorian detached house in Pimlico. We would like to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to see if these alterations are permitted?

Your property lawyer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Pimlico can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of alterations or need the consent of a 3rd party. Many extensions require local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Is there a list of Lloyds panel conveyancers in Pimlico on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few banks make their panel listings viewable online. Where you are in need of a Pimlico conveyancer on the Lloyds please use our facility.

Intending to buy a flat in Pimlico. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Pimlico conveyancing practitioner is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Pimlico and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Pimlico. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Pimlico area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Pimlico. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

My husband and I yesterday discovered that one of the directors of the firm handling the purchase conveyancing in Pimlico is an uncle of the seller. Is this allowed?

Provided no conflict arises this is permitted. Where you are needing a home loan then the bank may have a say as many lenders have specific instructions on this. For example for HSBC as of 8/12/2018, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

Yes, provided a separate partner to the firm (who is not related to the seller) acts for us, there is no conflict of interest and you are acting within your professional guidelines

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