I was informed recently by my IFA that my Wisbech property lawyer is not on the bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?
You need to call your Wisbech conveyancer. You lawyer should notify you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
Our grandson is about to exchange on a new build apartment in Wisbech with a home loan from Yorkshire BS. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Wisbech?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Wisbech your solicitor will request that you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Normally this is asked for to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is payable against the purchase price then this should be asked for shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.
I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Wisbech. Now, I need my files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Wisbech of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Am I better off to go with a Wisbech conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can handle the conveyancing but her office is approximately 350kilometers away.
The benefit of a local Wisbech conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were content that should trump using an unknown Wisbech conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.