My mortgage broker says he needs my Stretford law firm’s panel member for the Nat West conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Stretford branch but they have not got back to me yet.
You are best placed to get this information from your Stretford property lawyer . Most Stretford conveyancing practices will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each mortgage company.
I am buying a house without a mortgage in Stretford. I have been living for the previous 15 years in Stretford. Conveyancing searches are expensive. As I know the area and road very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?
In the absence of a home loan, then the vast majority of the Stretford conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she is duty bound to do this. Do take into account; if you are likely to sell the house at a future date, it will likely be be of interest to your future purchaser what the searches determine. Sometimes properties with no practical issues can still reveal unexpected search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Stretford will be able to give you some sensible advice concerning this.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my home are lost. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Stretford 4 years ago have long since closed. What do I do?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to establish that you own the land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
How does conveyancing in Stretford differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Stretford come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because house builders in Stretford usually buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Stretford or who has acted in the same development.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but live in Stretford. My conveyancer (who is 300 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Stretford who can witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Stretford based