The Shropshire conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my house acquisition in Shropshire have without warning closed. I chose them because I had to have a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and my previous Shropshire lawyer was not. I sent them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.
I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when buying a house in Shropshire? or I am told that there is historic law that could mean that owners of property residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Shropshire?
Unless a prior purchase of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you could expect conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Shropshire to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Shropshire. I now require my papers however 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 Shropshire 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.
I am a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to solicitors by the selling agent to perform conveyancing in Shropshire. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
A lawyer would have to be very bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? In the event that it has you will need to advise them of the new contact details and get the offer are re-issued. Your conveyancer needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid added fees and delays. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Shropshire
Can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my home in Shropshire ?
Removing or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a solicitor to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a property lawyer