We went with a Westbury Park based lawyer for my conveyancing in Westbury Park last week. Reviewing the official terms of business I noteI am liable for costs even if the sale aborts. Would I be best advised to appoint a web based firm who offer no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Westbury Park?
It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be higher to counteract those conveyances that fail to complete. You should be mindful that such deals generally do not protect you from expenditure such as Westbury Park conveyancing search charges.
I am considering refinancing my flat in Westbury Park, does my lawyer have to be on the Kent Reliance Solicitor panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Kent Reliance will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Westbury Park. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?
Given that you are now exchanged you must appoint a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are facing a tight deadline in which to complete the property. An auction property should have an associated legal set of papers. This will include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer requires. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
I am purchasing a property in Westbury Park. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Bank of Ireland have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Bank of Ireland your lawyer must follow the formal instructions outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Bank of Ireland. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Bank of Ireland where a lease fails to satisfy these provisions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Westbury Park.
Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Westbury Park. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
Given that I will soon part with over three hundred thousand on a house in Westbury Park I would like to talk to a lawyer regarding thehome move in advance of giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?
Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Westbury Park.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a file reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Westbury Park should be the figure that you end up paying.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Westbury Park for my house move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training reasons.