Is the fact that my solicitor in Whitley Bay is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?
That would most likely be an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Whitley Bay conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.
Can I use your services to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Whitley Bay even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance where I intend to acquire an office in Whitley Bay with a loan from Nottingham Building Society?
The service is predominantly utilised to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in Whitley Bay but we have recorded at the bottom of this page some Whitley Bay commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the firm directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Nottingham Building Society
I'm remortgaging my existing property to a buy to let mortgage with Lloyds TSB Bank and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second property. The neighborhood we are looking at is Whitley Bay. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the two deals?
Do use our search tool on this site to check that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. On the basis that they are the conveyancer will be able to connect the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and specify your expectations and needs.
Should I use a Whitley Bay conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can execute the conveyancing but his firm is located approximately 350miles away.
The primary upside of using a high street Whitley Bay conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute documents, deliver your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Whitley Bay know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and they were happy that should outweigh using an unknown Whitley Bay conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.
I'm remortgaging a bungalow in Whitley Bay. I have found my conveyancer's company on the CLC list, but I can't see my lawyer's name on the list. Is this a big problem?
Not all staff in the practice must be listed by the regulator. As long there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the transaction, the actual day-to-day activity can be undertaken by unlicensed staff.