My husband and I are looking to acquire a home in Stamford Bridge and have instructed a Stamford Bridge conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our solicitor has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Britannia have this afternoon contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Stamford Bridge solicitor is not on their approved list of lawyers. Is this a problem?
If you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Stamford Bridge lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.
Just bought a detached house in Stamford Bridge , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record my ownership? My Stamford Bridge conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to check that my purchase is recorded.
As far as conveyancing in Stamford Bridge is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. Currently in the region of three quarters of submission are fully addressed within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration takes place once the new owner is living at the premises thus registration formalities is not typically an essential issue yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
Is it possible to transfer to a new conveyancer as I have to appoint one who is on the Santander conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Stamford Bridge five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Santander
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Stamford Bridge on the Santander panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Stamford Bridge. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Stamford Bridge.
We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the agent told us that the owners will only move forward if we use the agent's recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Stamford Bridge
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this requirement. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Contact the vendors directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to use your own,trusted Stamford Bridge conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthose that will provide their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets set by senior management.
Completion is due on the disposal of our £300,000 apartment in Stamford Bridge next week. The freeholder has quoted £312 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Stamford Bridge?
Stamford Bridge conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally results in administration charges levied by management companies :
Completing conveyancing due diligence questions
Where consent is required before sale in Stamford Bridge
Supplying insurance information
Deeds of covenant upon sale
Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Stamford Bridge Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing
It is important to be aware whether fixing the lift or some other major work is due shortly that will be shared between the tenants and will dramatically impact the level of the service fees or result in a one off payment. Who are the managing agents?