My partner and I are looking to purchase a property in Rowley Regis and are in fact using a Rowley Regis conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our solicitor has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Barclays Direct have this evening contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Rowley Regis lawyer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Please explain?
When purchasing a property with mortgage finance it is normal for the purchasers' solicitors to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Rowley Regis lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.
I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must be out of my let out flat in Rowley Regis by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Can I complete in 5 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, contact to your lawyer and urge them to they seek the assistance the owners side, try to an agreed time frame that everyone will aim to achieve
My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Rowley Regis. I need to find out if they are accepted on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you assist?
The first thing to do is phone your solicitor and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should get in touch with Coventry Building Society who may be able to confirm.
Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when purchasing a property in Rowley Regis?
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you can assume that solicitors handling conveyancing in Rowley Regis to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Monmouth but I am based in Rowley Regis. My conveyancer (based 260 miles awayneeds me to execute a stat dec ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Rowley Regis who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Rowley Regis