It is 10 years ago since I acquired my property in Porthleven. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been retained on the sale but I can't find my title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?
Don’t worry too much. Firstly there is a chance that the deeds will be retained by the mortgage company or they could be archived with the lawyers who acted in the purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Porthleven relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.
I have todaydiscovered that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Porthleven for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Porthleven conveyancing specialists.
Am I right to be wary that brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Porthleven conveyancing firm?
As with many professional services, often referrals from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are numerous people with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders might all recommend lawyers to retain. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to choose your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that the majority of lenders specify a panel list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your house move.
My cousin has suggested that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Porthleven. Should I choose my own solicitor?
No doubt it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek recommendations from friends or family who have actually experience in using the firm you're considering.
I require the services of a mortgage company panel solicitor in Porthleven. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Porthleven panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the lender to find out which solicitors in Porthleven are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Porthleven not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site