The West Kensington conveyancing firm handling our West Kensington conveyancing has spotted a discrepancy when comparing the information in the home valuation report and what is in the legal papers for the property. My solicitor has advised that he must check that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach right?
Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are the main reason for obstruction in West Kensington house deals. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in West Kensington.
How do I use your search facility to choose a conveyancing solicitor in West Kensington on the authorised to act for my bank?
First select a mortgage company such as Santander, Virgin Money or Barclays Direct then specify your location such as West Kensington. Conveyancing practices in West Kensington and further afield will then be identified.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in West Kensington for my home move. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training requirements.
Is there a difference between surveying and conveyancing in West Kensington?
Conveyancing - in West Kensington or elsewhere - is the process of legally transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It involves the checking of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you are buying and will help you find out about the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you leverage for negotiating the buying price down or asking the vendor to remedy the defects prior to you move in.