I am 3 weeks into the sale of my house in Chigwell and the estate agent has just text me to say that the buyers are swapping property lawyer. The excuse is that the bank will only engage with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. Why would a big named lender only deal with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Chigwell ?
Lenders have always had an approved set of law firms that can represent them, but in the past few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for many years.
Mortgage companies blame a rise in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your buyers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.
Please help - my lawyer says that missing deeds insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Chigwell conveyancing?
The right level of missing deeds indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Halifax and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
Is it correct that all Chigwell CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the TSB conveyancing panel?
A selection of lenders now use CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
Is there a list of Nationwide panel conveyancers in Chigwell on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association websites. Very few lending institutions make their panel listings available on the web. If you are seeking to appoint a Chigwell property lawyer on the Nationwide please use our tool.
Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial premises in Chigwell?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Chigwell will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Chigwell. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Chigwell.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Chigwell it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Chigwell commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Chigwell.
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Is it best to instruct a Chigwell conveyancing lawyer who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can execute the conveyancing however his firm is located approximately 350miles away.
The benefit of a local Chigwell conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute documents, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and on the whole were happy that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Chigwell conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.
Me and my wife are disposing of a Chigwell property left to us ten years ago in 2009. I have over 15 years conveyancing knowledge and, now retired, wish to undertake the legal work. The purchaser's conveyancer has informed me that their building society will not allow us to do our own conveyancing requiring the funds to be sent to a solicitor's bank account.
Mortgage requirements to property lawyers from all CML members state that If the seller is not legally represented the buyer’s lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be informed so that a decision can be made as to whether or not they are prepared to proceed.