My husband and I are purchasing a newly built flat in Wotton under Edge and my lawyer is informing me that she is duty bound to the mortgage company to disclose incentives from the developer. I am on a tight deadline to sign contracts and I don't want to delay deal. is my lawyer playing by the book?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
We note that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our conveyancing in Wotton under Edge?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Wotton under Edge.
About to place a bid on a leasehold flat in Wotton under Edge. The property agents tell me that it is normal for flats in Wotton under Edge to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland. Is this going to be acceptable if the lease has 69 years left.
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 8/4/2019 the requirements read as follows :
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Wotton under Edge. Now, I need the documents but the law firm is no longer operating. 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 Wotton under Edge 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.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Wotton under Edge for my home move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor call for training reasons.