My lawyer in Wolverhampton is not listed on the Britannia Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Britannia list of approved lawyers?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Wolverhampton lawyers but Britannia will need to retain a lawyer on their panel. This will result in additional overall conveyancing charges and result in frustration.
- Choose an alternative lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Britannia conveyancing panel
We are buying a property in Wolverhampton. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? On the day of competition we will need to put our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
A colleague pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Wolverhampton there may be various restrictions preventing external alterations to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Wolverhampton which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Wolverhampton should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
We had appointed conveyancers with offices in Wolverhampton on the Co-operative solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a further charge for handling the Co-operative mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Co-operative?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your solicitor may charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Co-operative but by your Wolverhampton conveyancer. Numerous firms on the Co-operative panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some practices include it on their overall fee.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Wolverhampton and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a national conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Wolverhampton. Having lived in Wolverhampton for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
My husband and I are a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the local agent to carry out the conveyancing in Wolverhampton. I am am very frustrated with the level of service. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
A solicitor would have to be really poor in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? If so you must advise them of the new lawyer and have the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental charges and delays. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. The search tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Wolverhampton
I need to find a mortgage company panel solicitor in Wolverhampton. Could you help me?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Wolverhampton panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the lender to find out which solicitors in Wolverhampton are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Wolverhampton not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site