Would the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site handle attended exchange conveyancing in Ringwood?
There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do contact us to get a fee calculation and details as to availability.
When it comes to lenders such as Nationwide, do Ringwood conveyancers have to pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
I have paid off my mortgage with Bank of Ireland. I assume I don't need a Ringwood conveyancing practitioner on the Bank of Ireland panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Bank of Ireland mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Bank of Ireland mortgage from the register. Bank of Ireland, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Bank of Ireland has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Bank of Ireland has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Ringwood. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £200. Not long after, the property lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Barclays 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 Barclays 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.
A relative recommended that if I am buying in Ringwood I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Ringwood conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Ringwood around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Ringwood Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Ringwood.
The deeds to our property can not be found. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Ringwood 5 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should know exactly where to find all the relevant documentation so you can purchase or sell your property without any difficulty. Where duplicates can’t be located, your lawyer can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.
My step-father has urged me to instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Ringwood. Do I take his advice?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Ringwood conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to have guidance from friends or family who have actually previously instructed the solicitor that you are contemplating using.