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Examples of recent questions relating to the Holmesdale Building Society Conveyancing Panel
I need to swap lawyers as my lawyer is not on the Holmesdale Building Society 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.
Much to my surprise my solicitor has requested from me proof of ID documents saying that this is part of his requirements as a solicitor on the Holmesdale Building Society Conveyancing panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?
Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offense if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy Holmesdale Building Society
Do I have to visit the offices of the Holmesdale Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Bristol so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for Holmesdale Building Society undertake all of the work via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
The lawyers that I recently instructed on my purchase in Brighton has without warning closed. I only went with them because I had to have a firm on the Holmesdale Building Society conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £175 for searches. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Holmesdale Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help
Can I be sure that the solicitor on the Holmesdale Building Society panel is any good?
Getting recommendations is a sensible 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 suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Holmesdale Building Society. Solicitors have been chosen? How long does it take for Holmesdale Building Society to send the offer to our conveyancer
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Holmesdale Building Society completed the valuation? Have you advised Holmesdale Building Society as your lawyers details and checked that your lawyer is on the Holmesdale Building Society conveyancing panel? sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued
My existing mortgage is with Holmesdale Building Society. My father retired last week and wants to pay off my mortgage. After Holmesdale Building Society is paid, I want to transfer the property to my mother's name; How long does the process take? Do we need two separate solicitors on the Holmesdale Building Society conveyancing panel? I do not intend to live at the property once the Holmesdale Building Society mortgage is discharged.
You will need a solicitor but they need not be on the Holmesdale Building Society conveyancing panel. You will need a solicitor to draw up the transfer and to deal with the Land Registry formalities. The only thing you need to consider is that by selling at an undervalue so ask your lawyer about the implications. There could be an inheritance tax issue if you die within 7 years of this. There's no capital gains tax for you as it is your main residence.