Are the Brixton conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Santander conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Santander?
Brixton conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Santander conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Santander directly.
We are selling our home in Brixton. Will my conveyancing practitioner have to be required to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Barclays conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.
What will a local search reveal regarding the property I am purchasing in Brixton?
Brixton conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searchflow The local search plays an important part in many a Brixton conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.
It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Brixton completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Should I be suspicious about 3rd parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Brixton conveyancing firm?
As is the case with many service providers, often suggestions from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are lots of players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all suggest lawyers to choose. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to choose your own lawyer. Don't forget that some banks specify a panel list of lawyers you must use for the lender related work in your home move.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Brixton being on the lender conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our lender?
We do not recommend specific Brixton firms as the right Brixton conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Brixton knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..