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Frequently asked questions relating to the Barclays - Woolwich Conveyancing Panel
I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Barclays - Woolwich panel of conveyancing solicitors. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
I am due to complete my purchase next Friday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as he informs me that he is duty bound to validate that it is in order for Barclays - Woolwich. What does the insurance need to cover?
Any lawyer on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in Barclays - Woolwich’s Part 2 requirements of the CML Handbook (last updated on Barclays - Woolwich). Being on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel your lawyer is expect to follow these requirements.
What tools are available to search for a local solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10 kilometers to meet the solicitor.
You can use the find a conveyancing panel tool on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest you. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the Barclays - Woolwich solicitor panel.
We're in Liverpool, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Barclays - Woolwich , but our lawyer is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich panel is any good?
obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have called into my local branch Barclays - Woolwich on various occasions and told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply dont know who is right
As long as the conveyancer is on the Barclays - Woolwich panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for Barclays - Woolwich. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Barclays - Woolwich will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Barclays - Woolwich to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Barclays - Woolwich in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.
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