I have just been advised by my mortgage adviser that my Westbourne solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I check?
You need to call your Westbourne lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.
As a novice what is the most important number one tip you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Westbourne?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Westbourne and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for conflict between you and others involved in the home moving process. E.g., the vendor, property agent and on occasion your bank. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Westbourne should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the legal process whose role it is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.
Every so often a third party with a vested interest will attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your conveyancer is dragging his heels. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is against your conveyancers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.
My property lawyer in Westbourne is not on the Bank of Ireland Conveyancing Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor even though they are not on the Bank of Ireland approved list?
Your options are as follows:
- Carry on with your existing Westbourne solicitors but Bank of Ireland will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will result in additional overall legal charges and result in frustration.
- Get an alternative practitioner to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Convince your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel
It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Westbourne completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
As co-executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a residence in Newport but I am based in Westbourne. My solicitor (based 250 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Westbourne who can witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Westbourne based