My fiance and I are looking to buy a flat in Windermere and are in fact using a Windermere conveyancing practice. Within the past 48 hours our lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Skipton Building Society have this morning contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Windermere conveyancer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Please explain?
Where you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Windermere solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.
Can the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site conduct right to buy conveyancing in Windermere?
We have identified plenty of conveyancing practitioners who can handle right to buy transactions Please get in touch with us to secure a conveyancing quote.
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Windermere? What am I being asked for?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identity of the potential client they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt reaffirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be checked. Where you refuse to supply identification documents, your lawyer can not take you on as a client.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Windermere. Now, I need my files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Windermere of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a house in Cardiff but live in Windermere. My solicitor (who is 300 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Windermere who can attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Windermere based