I am about to complete buying a house in Cann Hall but as a result of wreckage from some water damage at the property I have was able negotiate compensation from the vendor of £3k by way of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of amending the contract but HSBC will not permit this. Should they have been approached?
The lawyer being on the HSBC approved list is duty bound to disclose to HSBC of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your conveyancing practitioner to disclose the price change to HSBC then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, HSBC and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in Cann Hall.
I am purchasing a garden flat in Cann Hall. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Cann Hall you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Cann Hall.
My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Cann Hall and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Cann Hall. Having lived in Cann Hall for many years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Cann Hall. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Cann Hall of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Is it possible to transfer to a new firm as I have to select a firm on the Britannia conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Cann Hall five minutes from me but she is not approved by Britannia
It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Cann Hall on the Britannia panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Cann Hall. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Cann Hall.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Cann Hall for my sale. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
You can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training reasons.