My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Yardley. I I would like to check if they are accepted on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list of lawyers. Can you advise?
The first thing to do is contact your lawyer and ask them if they can act for the lender. Alternatively you can call Yorkshire Building Society who may be able to assist.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Nottingham, do Yardley conveyancing practitioners have to pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I had an offer accepted on a house in Yardley on 15/12/2023, valuation was booked 4 days after, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Clydesdale and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Are Clydesdale entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Clydesdale to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
Kent Reliance have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a property in Yardley has been accepted, what are the next steps?
Your estate agent will need to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the solicitors are on the bank’s panel). Call up Kent Reliance or the financial adviser and finish off any appropriate forms. Kent Reliance will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to book a slot for the valuation to occur. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. Kent Reliance will issue the offer to you and your solicitors. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Yardley.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Yardley. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do 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 Yardley 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 downsizing from my house. My past solicitors have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Yardley if that makes a difference.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Yardley. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Yardley for my purchase. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training purposes.