We are purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Woburn Sands who is on the Virgin Money solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Virgin Money . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Woburn Sands.
I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Woburn Sands. My lender is Chelsea Building Society
Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 5/12/2018, the requirements read as follows :
Is it correct that all Woburn Sands CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel?
Some major banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Santander as we want to carry out a loft conversion to our house in Woburn Sands. Are we obliged to appoint a bricks and mortar Woburn Sands solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel to handle the legals?
Santander would not normally instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Santander conveyancing panel.
I had an offer accepted on a property in Woburn Sands on 11/10/2018, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Solicitor appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Barclays and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Barclays to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Woburn Sands. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call 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 Woburn Sands of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
My brother has suggested that I use his conveyancers in Woburn Sands. Should I use them?
No doubt the best way to select a conveyancing lawyer is to seek guidance from friends or family who have used the conveyancer you're contemplating using.