Find a Swansea Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swansea

Would the conveyancing practitioners to be found on your site handle auction conveyancing in Swansea?

There are a number of auction lawyers we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Swansea is just one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers are based.

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Swansea for our home move. Our broker has since advised us that our mortgage lenders Lloyds TSB Bank won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

Mortgage Companies on the whole imposes restrictions either the category or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. Typical examples of such criteria being that a firm must not be a sole practitioner. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have reduced the amount of firms they allow to represent them. You should note that Lloyds TSB Bank have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Lloyds TSB Bank Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a primary driver in the reduction of solicitor panels a few years ago even though there are mixed views concerning the level of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Figures from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms, including some in or near Swansea only carry out a couple conveyances per annum.

Is there a list of Barclays panel conveyancers in Swansea on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few mortgage companies make their panel listings viewable over the internet. Where you are seeking to appoint a Swansea solicitor on the Barclays please use our facility.

We had appointed solicitors with offices in Swansea on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They have just billed me an additional charge for dealing with the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Leeds Building Society?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Leeds Building Society but by your Swansea solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in January 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, TSB are being problematic. The Swansea solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but TSB are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that TSB have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why TSB may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Swansea for my home move. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training purposes.

I am purchasing a flat and cash is in place. I have provided lawyer with 2 separate evidence of photographic ID, bank statement, multiple utility bills. Now he wants a copy from a probate lawyer acknowledging that the funds are legitimate and that it has come from inheritance and not via illegitimate means.

In today’s world you will not be able to complete any Swansea conveyancing transaction without first providing evidence of your identity to your lawyers. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a utility bill. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper part and photo card part, one is not acceptable without the other. Evidence of your source of funds is required under Money Laundering laws.

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