When will exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in St George and do I need to be at the conveyancers office?
Where you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in St George you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not the important part. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in St George)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
My lawyer in St George has never been on on the Leeds Building Society Approved Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Leeds Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your existing St George solicitors but Leeds Building Society will need to use a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall conveyancing charges and result in frustration.
- Choose a new lawyer to act in the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the Leeds Building Society panel
My wife and I are selling our house in St George and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in St George. We have lived in St George for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
How do I locate a St George solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am happy to travel upto 10miles to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the tool on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of St George conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some St George conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to see if they are on the Barclays panel
Am I best advised to choose a St George conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am purchasing? An old friend can handle the legal formalities but they are based 200kilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street St George conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute documents, present your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local St George know how is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and they were impressed that should surpass using an unfamiliar St George conveyancing solicitor just because they are St George based.