My financial adviser has asked me for my Brentford solicitor’s panel reference for the Nat West conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have tried my local Brentford office but they don't know it.
Have you tried calling your Brentford solicitor about this?. They retain a central record lender panel numbers.
My wife and I are buying a new build flat in Brentford and my solicitor is informing me that she is duty bound to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the builder. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange and I would rather not prolong matters. is my lawyer playing by the book?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
We are planning to buy with Melton Mowbray Building Society. I called into a few local companies but am unable to find a Brentford conveyancing firm on the Melton Mowbray Building Society panel. Please you assist?
You should take advantage of the search tool on this site. Please choose the mortgage company and type Brentford or your location and you will see a number of lawyer located in Brentford or near you.
If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Brentford what would it be?
It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Brentford conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.
I am the sole recipient of my late grandmother’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Brentford. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in September. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be considered the same way as though I had purchased the property in September. Will no one buy the property for half a year?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be impacted by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this obligation is principally there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of properties.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Brentford. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Brentford is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Brentford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Brentford you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Brentford may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
My business partner and I are wishing to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Brentford for below £2000?
We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Brentford, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are looking to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can find you the right lawyer. As for the charges these will vary based on the structure and terms of the deal. Please provide us with your details or email us so that we may furnish you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.