My fiance and I are buying an apartment in Sandbanks. My lawyer is not listed on the lender approved list. Am I still permitted to retain my Sandbanks conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the bank list of approved lawyers?
You will need to instruct a conveyancer to deal with the formalities when you need a mortgage to purchase your property. They will carry out all the necessary due diligence on the property, make sure that you’re registered as proprietor and ensure that all the necessary mortgage paperwork is dealt with. You could instruct a Sandbanks lawyer of your choice. However, where the property lawyer appointed is not a member of the lender solicitor panel supplemental costs will arise as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications can be submitted, so where your lawyer has not historically sought membership they should do so.
Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Sandbanks?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Sandbanks your lawyer will request that you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is as part of the purchase price then this should be needed immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days ahead of the completion date.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Sandbanks. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do call 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 Sandbanks of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Taking into account that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on 3 bedroom house in Sandbanks I would like to talk to a lawyer concerning thetransaction ahead of appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the lawyer due to be doing your conveyancing in Sandbanks.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Sandbanks should be the figure that you end up paying.
We are in the process of purchasing a home in Sandbanks. Could the lawyer have the amount we are are buying for private from the likes of Zoopla. How do I make sure this is not noted?
HMLR are legally obliged to note price paid information on the official title for domestic properties nationwide including properties in Sandbanks. The register of ownership is an open document, so HMLR would be breaking the law if they failed to allow access to the register.
You can make a request of the Land Registry to withhold the price paid entry yet the response would be a No.