We see that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the TSB conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our conveyancing in Willesden?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Willesden.
I am considering applying for a Lloyds mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Willesden with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds ?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Lloyds will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Willesden and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Willesden. We have lived in Willesden for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I'm purchasing my first flat in Willesden with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my solicitor about the side-deal as it will jeopardize my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Is it possible to switch conveyancer as I have to retain one who is on the Britannia conveyancing panel. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Willesden five minutes from me but he is not approved by Britannia
It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Willesden on the Britannia panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Willesden. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Willesden.