I do hope you can help me. My Teddington conveyancer is informing me me that she is duty bound toconduct Teddington conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Santanderapproved lawyer panel. Is my conveyancer correct?
You have limited options available to you. As you are obtaining a mortgage with a mortgage company your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Teddington conveyancing searches.
I have justbeen informed that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Teddington for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Teddington conveyancing specialists.
I decided to have a survey done on a property in Teddington ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to grant a mortgage on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Teddington. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Teddington especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Teddington.
How difficult is it to transfer to a new firm as I need to retain one who is on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Teddington round the corner but he is not accepted by Chelsea Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Teddington on the Chelsea Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Teddington. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can scrutinise fees for conveyancing solicitors in Teddington and throughout England and Wales.
Builders have recommended to me a lawyer and I've sought a quote from them. They are almost three hundred pounds less expensive than my local Teddington solicitor. Should I use them?
Builders frequently have lists of conveyancing practitioners who are quick and who know the developer’s paperwork and conveyancer. As many developers offer an incentive to select a preferred conveyancing practitioner for this reason, any increased charges can be avoided and a developer will not put forward a conveyancing warehouse and run the risk of having the transaction stall when they need an exchange inside a month. The argument for not opting for the recommended lawyer is that they may be hesitant to 'push' your interests for fear of alienating the developer. Where you have concerns that this may be the case you should stick with your high street Teddington lawyer.