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Ready to buy a new home in Woburn Sands? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Woburn Sands conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woburn Sands

I am selling my apartment in Woburn Sands and the EA has just text me to say that the buyers are appointing a new property lawyer. The excuse is that the lender will only engage with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a major lender only engage with specific lawyers rather the firm that they want to select for their conveyancing in Woburn Sands ?

Banks have always had panels of law firms that can represent them, but in the last few years big names such as Santander, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for many years.

Banks point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the pruning – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. No lender will say 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. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your buyers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my rented flat in Woburn Sands by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Can I complete in six weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?

Generally one should not provide notice on a rental until exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not previously done so, contact to your solicitor and request that they cajole the sellers lawyers, try to a target completion date that everyone will aim to achieve

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Woburn Sands prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Woburn Sands. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Woburn Sands especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Woburn Sands.

Should I appoint a Woburn Sands conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can deal with the conveyancing however they are based approximately 350kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Woburn Sands conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were content that must outweigh using an unknown Woburn Sands conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

Online reading suggests that Woburn Sands solicitors are more costly than licensed conveyancers in Woburn Sands when it comes to buying a house. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I am purchasing for my home move in Woburn Sands.

When it comes to conveyancing in Woburn Sands the costs are unlikely to vary dramatically depending on whether the legal expert is a licenced conveyancer or solicitor.

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