Find a South Brent Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Brent

At what point does exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in South Brent and do I need to be at the solicitors branch?

Where you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in South Brent you are invited in to sign documents. However, the law practices we recommend supply a countrywide conveyancing service and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the property agreement is not the point of no return. A signed contract simply enables the firm to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in South Brent)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

Are all South Brent Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Santander conveyancing list of approved practices?

It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their panels.

is it true that all South Brent solicitor firms on the Barclays conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Barclays approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be overseen by the CLC.

We previously instructed solicitors based in South Brent on the Kent Reliance solicitor panel. They have just billed me a further charge for dealing with the Kent Reliance mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Kent Reliance?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. This charge is not set by Kent Reliance but by your South Brent property lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Kent Reliance panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

What will a local search inform me about the house my wife and I purchasing in South Brent?

South Brent conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Onsearch The local search plays an important role in most South Brent conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (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 thirteen subject areas.

Me and my brother purchased a renovated Georgian house in South Brent. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and HSBC Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in South Brent and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with your conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.

What tools are available to locate a South Brent law firm on the Halifax conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am happy to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.

You can use the tool on this website. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of South Brent conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some South Brent conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to see if they are on the Halifax panel

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