Is the fact that my solicitor in Romney is not listed on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Romney conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
We're in Romney, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Coventry BS , and our solicitor is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
What will a local search reveal about the property we're purchasing in Romney?
Romney conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Romney conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Romney. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Romney of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Is it simple use the search app to find a conveyancing lawyer in Romney on the authorised to act for my bank?
Step one is to select a mortgage company such as Yorkshire Building Society, Skipton Building Society or Alliance & Leicester then choose your location for instance Romney. Conveyancing firms in Romney and nationally should be listed.