I am getting a mortgage offer from Halifax. I hope to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Polegate. Does the Halifax Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Halifax approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Is it possible for conveyancing in Polegate to be finalised inside two weeks?
In a situation where you are under a tight deadline to exchange we would recommend that your lawyer is familiar with the area as they will make use of local contacts and know-how. It is even conceivable that they could have transacted otherproperties in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Polegate conveyancing solicitor. In addition, be sure that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is believed that 18% of Polegate conveyancing deals are held up or derailed after finding out that a buyer’s lawyer was not on their banks panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the transaction being delayed by an average of 21 days. It is estimated that this issue affects in the region of one hundred thousand home sales every year. Many Polegate conveyancing firms can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Polegate last July but the buyer keeps e-mailing me to say their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What should have happened following completion?
After completion of your disposal your solicitor is duty bound to forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Where appropriate, your conveyancer should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements specific conveyancing in Polegate.
I completed on my house on 2 June and my personal details is yet to be on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Polegate expressed confidence that it will be registered in less than a month. Are titles in Polegate particularly slow to register?
There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Polegate registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any interested parties. As of today roughly three quarters of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration takes place after the new owner has moved in to the premises so an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Polegate for my remortgage. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training reasons.