We note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Chelmsford?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Chelmsford.
Do I have to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Chelmsford so that I can attend their offices when needed.
As opposed to twenty years ago, almost all mortgage companies no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over ID documents and there are still manifest benefits to using a locally based practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsford.
The deeds to my home are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Chelmsford 4 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?
Gone are the days when you need to have the physical official documentation to evidence that you are the owner of your registered land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Chelmsford is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Chelmsford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsford you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford may determine 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.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Chelmsford for my house move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find 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. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training requirements.
Developers have put forward a lawyer and I've received an estimate from them. They are nearly £400 cheaper than my own Chelmsford lawyer. What's the catch?
Builders normally have lists of conveyancing practitioners who expedite matters and who know the builder's documentation and conveyancer. As many developers offer an incentive to choose their approved conveyancer for this reason, any increased charges can be avoided and a builder will not suggest a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the conveyancing stall when they require an exchange in 28 days. A counter-argument for not agreeing to use the suggested solicitor is that they may be hesitant to fight for your interests for fear of upsetting the housebuilder. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should remain with your local Chelmsford property lawyer.