We note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our conveyancing in Thornhill?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Thornhill.
I have justfound out that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Thornhill for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to check 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 Thornhill conveyancing specialists.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Thornhill is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Thornhill are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Thornhill you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Thornhill may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
Am I better off to instruct a Thornhill conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? We have a good friend who can handle the legal work however his firm is located over three hundred miles away.
The primary upside of using a high street Thornhill conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute documents, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and they were happy that should trump using an unknown Thornhill conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.
My conveyancer in Thornhill is asking me for identification documents asserting that this forms part of his obligations as a conveyancer on the bank Conveyancing panel. Can this be correct?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the lender. This is not specific to conveyancing in Thornhill