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Ready to buy a new home? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Barclays - Woolwich list of approved solicitors can put your transaction at risk of delay or failure.
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How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. 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 buying a new build flat and my conveyancer is telling me that she is duty bound to reveal incentives from the builder as her firm is on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I have no desire to prolong the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on the Barclays - Woolwich approved panel is to comply with the CML Handbook requirements (last updated for this lender on Barclays - Woolwich). The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
Do I have to attend the offices of the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in London so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.
As opposed to twenty years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in London .
My aunt passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor was left the house. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Barclays - Woolwich , pay off the mortgage etc. Is this allowed?
If you intend to re-mortgage then Barclays - Woolwich will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
When it comes to lenders such as Barclays - Woolwich do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Is it the case that all solicitors on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel overseen by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Barclays - Woolwich conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
I have paid off my mortgage with Barclays - Woolwich. I assume I don't need a solicitor on the Barclays - Woolwich panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Barclays - Woolwich mortgage they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Barclays - Woolwich mortgage from the register. Barclays - Woolwich,and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage: but are not moving to another property where the Barclays - Woolwich has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and the Barclays - Woolwich has instructed the Land Registry to do so The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Barclays - Woolwich mortgage has been paid off.