Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Acocks Green is not identified on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his conveyancing?
It would be unwise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Acocks Green conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
Is it possible for conveyancing in Acocks Green to be completed in less than 3 weeks?
In a situation where the seller is applying pressure for your conveyancing it is advisable to make sure that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will benefit local connections and know-how. It is even conceivable that they would have handled otherproperties in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Acocks Green conveyancing firm. Second, check that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is estimated that just under twenty per cent of Acocks Green conveyancing transactions are frustrated or jeopardised after discovering a buyer’s solicitor was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the home move being frustrated by almost 21 days. It is believed that this issue affects in the region of 100,000 home sales annually. Most Acocks Green conveyancing practices can not act for certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.
I am looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Acocks Green who is on the Bank of Scotland approved. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bank of Scotland in certain locations such as Acocks Green. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Acocks Green. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. 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 Acocks Green of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Acocks Green before retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to give a loan on a flying freehold home.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Acocks Green. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Acocks Green to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
Do I need to be suspicious that third parties that I am dealing with are recommending a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Acocks Green conveyancing firm?
As is the case with many professional services, often recommendations from relatives can be most helpful. But there are lots of players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all put forward lawyers to retain. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there exists a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to appoint your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that the majority of lenders have an approved list of solicitors you must use for the mortgage aspect of your house move.