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Find a Sacriston Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Sacriston? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Sacriston conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sacriston

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Sacriston 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 plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume 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 simply call the Sacriston conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

How up to date is your search tool for Sacriston conveyancing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? Do Leeds Building Society send you an updated list?

Sacriston conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Leeds Building Society directly.

I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Sacriston. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Sacriston of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent informed us that the owners will only go ahead if we instruct their recommended solicitors as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Sacriston

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this request. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to instruct your own,trusted Sacriston conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will provide their estate agent a kickback or meet his conveyancing targets set by senior management.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Sacriston conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Sacriston conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with two or three firms including non Sacriston conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not? What are the costs for lease extension work?

I purchased a split level flat in Sacriston, conveyancing having been completed November 1997. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable flats in Sacriston with a long lease are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2094

With 70 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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