Some advice if I may. My St George solicitor is informing me me that she is duty bound toorder St George conveyancing searches resulting from the fact thatthe firm are on the Virgin Moneyconveyancing panel. Is my conveyancer right?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a mortgage with a mortgage company your solicitor has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out St George conveyancing searches.
When researching moneysavingexpert.com for a cheap solicitor in St George, many post that I must look for a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a kitemark for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to prudent and efficient conveyancing processes through the scheme protocol It covers numerous partnerships who conduct conveyancing in St George.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in St George?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in St George. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a BTL loan with Nationwide Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity towards another property. The area we are looking at is St George. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two banks and tie in the conveyances?
Do use our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. Having checked that they are the solicitor will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and communicate your expectations and needs.
Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near St George being on the bank conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our mortgage company?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right St George conveyancing solicitor for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with St George knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..