Find a South West London Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South West London

My Solicitor in South West London has never been on on the Yorkshire Building Society Approved Panel. Can I still retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Yorkshire Building Society list of approved lawyers?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your existing South West London solicitors but Yorkshire Building Society will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing fees and cause delays.
  2. Get an alternative practitioner to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Persuade your conveyancer to do everything within their powers to join the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel

I am aiming to move home in July. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in South West London. Conveyancing solicitor was chosen before I stumbled across this website.

On the day of completion you can pick up the keys from your property agent however this should only occur once the vendors solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be passed over. After that you should inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to recommend a particular removal company but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in South West London or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in South West London.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Skipton, do South West London conveyancers face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in South West London. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in South West London took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I'm buying my first flat in South West London with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my solicitor about the deal as it would adversely affect my mortgage with Santander. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Should I be wary about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local South West London conveyancing company?

As with many professional services, often recommendations from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. But there are numerous people with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks may put forward conveyancers to choose. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there may be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are free to select your own lawyer. You need to be aware that most mortgage providers operate an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your transaction.

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