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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stamford Bridge

I am nearing exchange of contracts for my maisonette in Stamford Bridge and the EA has just called to warn that the purchasers are changing their law firm. The reason given is that the lender will only engage with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. Why would a major lender only engage with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to appoint for their conveyancing in Stamford Bridge ?

UK lenders have always had an approved set of law firms they are content to work with, but in recent years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for decades.

Lenders point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your buyers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to list solicitors on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Stamford Bridge?

We are not aware of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.

I am purchasing a end of terrace house in Stamford Bridge. Our aim is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to determine if these alterations are prohibited?

Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Stamford Bridge can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of works or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Some extensions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Stamford Bridge conveyancing practitioner on the Nationwide panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

My offer was accepted on an apartment in Stamford Bridge on 13/5/2024, valuation was booked 2 days later, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to RBS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Are RBS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for RBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the RBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Stamford Bridge and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to commercial tenants, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Stamford Bridge

I am purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Stamford Bridge who is on the bank solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who do conveyancing in Stamford Bridge. We dont recommend any particular conveyancing practice.

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