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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Winslow

I am in the process of selling my maisonette in Winslow and the EA has just called to warn that the buyers are appointing a new property lawyer. The reason given is that the mortgage company will only engage with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a big named lender only work with specific solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Winslow ?

Mortgage companies have always had panels of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the past few years big names such as HSBC, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for more than 15 years.

Lenders justify this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

Will conveyancers request money up-front for my conveyancing in Winslow?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Winslow your solicitor will request that you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the total price then this should be asked for immediately before exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is due will be payable a few days prior to the day of completion.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when acquiring a residence in Winslow? or Apparently there is historic law that means some homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Winslow?

Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you can expect conveyancing practitioners delivering conveyancing in Winslow to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Is it possible to change conveyancer as I need to select a firm on the Barclays conveyancing list. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Winslow round the corner but he is not accepted by Barclays

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Winslow on the Barclays panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Winslow. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Winslow.

After what seems like an age I have had an offer on an apartment in Winslow accepted, but there is a chain. The owners have submitted an offer on a flat, however it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other flats in the pipeline. I have chosen a local conveyancing lawyer in Winslow. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Santander going with Santander?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain given your reluctance to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is approx £1k, then survey, Winslow conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must check that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel. Concerning the next stages this very much depends on the specifics of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a hot market some home buyers will apply for a home loan with Santander and arrange for the survey and only if it comes back ok would they ask their solicitor to move forward with the conveyancing in Winslow.

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