I require conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (6 years old) in Barnehurst. 95% of the flats are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the local searches as part of conveyancing in Barnehurst?
If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage, your lender will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Barnehurst conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you choose to instruct your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to switch to another solicitor for your conveyancing in Barnehurst.
I am considering applying for a Nottingham mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Barnehurst with 60% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Nottingham ?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, but Nottingham would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.
How does conveyancing in Barnehurst differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Barnehurst contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Barnehurst usually purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Barnehurst or who has acted in the same development.
How easy is it to swap conveyancer as I have to appoint one who is on the Britannia conveyancing panel. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Barnehurst round the corner but she is not accepted by Britannia
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Barnehurst on the Britannia panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Barnehurst. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Barnehurst.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Barnehurst for my house move. Is it possible to check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training purposes.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the bank solicitor panel.