Are the BSA planning on creating a online directory to list practices on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Waterbeach?
We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.
How does conveyancing in Waterbeach differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Waterbeach come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Waterbeach tend to acquire the land, 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 Waterbeach or who has acted in the same development.
I opted to have a survey done on a house in Waterbeach prior to appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will not give a mortgage on such a house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Waterbeach. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
How do I search for a Waterbeach solicitor on the Lloyds TSB Bank conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am happy to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the search on this website. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Waterbeach conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Waterbeach conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to see if they are on the Lloyds TSB Bank panel
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach for my house move. Is it possible to review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One can find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.