My IFA says he needs my Chester solicitor’s panel reference for the Santander conveyancing panel. What is the best way to discover this. I have e-mailed my local Chester office but they have not responded to me.
Have you tried speaking to your Chester solicitor about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers.
Do the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool handle right to buy conveyancing in Chester?
We do have plenty of conveyancing conveyancers who can handle right to buy conveyancing matters Do contact us with a view to obtain a costs calculation.
My wife and I have a terraced Georgian property in Chester. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and TSB. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Chester and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.
How does conveyancing in Chester differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Chester contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because house builders in Chester usually purchase the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Chester or who has acted in the same development.
How do I use your search tool to choose a conveyancing lawyer in Chester on the authorised to act for my bank?
First select a mortgage company such as Barclays , The Royal Bank of Scotland or Alliance & Leicester then specify your preferred area for example Chester. Conveyancing practices in Chester and nationally will then be shown.
I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Chester for my home move. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
You can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions 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 record, 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, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training requirements.