In looking at online forums for a cheap solicitor in Strood, many advise that I must use a CQS assured lawyer. 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 * compliance with prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures via the scheme protocol It covers numerous companies who conduct conveyancing in Strood.
A colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Strood I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Strood conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Strood around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Strood Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Strood.
I am purchasing my first flat in Strood with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society. The developers would not move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative told me not disclose to my conveyancer about this extras as it will affect my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Strood and how can your lawyers assist?
The 1954 Act provides security of tenure to commercial lessees, giving them the right to make a request to court for a new tenancy and continue in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Strood
I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Strood for my remortgage. Can I review a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
One may read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.