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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames

Would the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site handle attended exchange conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames?

There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct attended exchanges. Please contact us to obtain a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Richmond Upon Thames. My financial adviser suggested a lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £200. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, HSBC are being pedantic. The Richmond Upon Thames solicitor who is on the HSBC conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but HSBC are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do HSBC have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that HSBC have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why HSBC may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I had an offer accepted on a house in Richmond Upon Thames on 18/12/2018, valuation was booked five days after, all came back fine. Solicitor instructed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Skipton and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Are Skipton entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Skipton to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the primary reason for obstruction in Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames.

I have todaybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to check if the property is in your name, you can make 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 Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing specialists.

What does commercial conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames cover?

Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of guidance, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

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