Find a St Andrews Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised St Andrews conveyancers for over 130 lenders.

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St Andrews

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in St Andrews?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in St Andrews and elsewhere in Bristol is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. For example, the seller, selling agent and even potentially your bank. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in St Andrews is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the legal process whose role it is to look after your best interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest will attempt to convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your conveyancer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is contrary to your conveyancers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in St Andrews. My lender is Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 4/1/2022, the requirements read as follows :

Just bought a detached house in St Andrews , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my ownership? My St Andrews conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my ownership is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in St Andrews registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ depending on who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. As of today roughly three quarters of such applications are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration occurs once the buyer has moved in to the property therefore an expedited registration is not usually primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

How simple is it to use your search app to select a conveyancing solicitor in St Andrews on the authorised to act for my bank?

First choose a bank such as National Westminster Bank, Bank of Scotland or Bank of Ireland then specify your preferred area for instance St Andrews. Conveyancing firms in St Andrews and beyond will then be shown.

Why can I not complete my conveyancing in St Andrews on Good Friday?

Because on completion the money needs to pass between the banks of the buyer and seller's solicitor and currently this can only occur on a business day. So you can't complete on a saturday or sunday either.

Last updated

Find out more about how flying freehold can affect your the value of a property.