I opted for a Portslade based solicitor for my conveyancing in Portslade last week. After carefully reading the Terms and Conditions it is apparent thatI am liable for charges even if the sale aborts. Should I ditch them and choose an internet firm promising no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Portslade?
It is usually a trade off in that if "No Completion No Fee" is advertised then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be more expensive to neutralise those transactions that do not proceed. Do bear in mind that such arrangements generally do not protect you from outlay e.g. Portslade conveyancing search fees.
We are purchasing a new build apartment in Portslade and my lawyer is informing me that she has to the lender to disclose incentives from the developer. I am under pressure to exchange contracts and I have no desire to delay deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I have todayfound out that Stirling Law have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Portslade for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to see if the premises 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 Portslade conveyancing specialists.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Portslade for my home move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
You may read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor telephone calls for training requirements.
My husband and I accepted an offer on a Portslade ground floor flat we inherited seven years ago in 2010. I have over twenty years conveyancing experience and, although retired, see no reason not to undertake my own legal work. The purchaser's conveyancer has informed me that their Lenders will not allow you to do your own conveyancing requiring the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.
Lending instructions to conveyancers from all mainstream lenders state that If the vendor is not legally represented the buyer’s lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be notified so that a decision can be reached as to whether or not they are willing to proceed.