I am getting a offer of a home loan from Halifax. I would like to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Chislehurst. Does the Halifax Conveyancing panel include Licensed Conveyancers?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
We are downsizing from our house in Chislehurst and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used an internet conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Chislehurst. We have lived in Chislehurst for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You should 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I have justdiscovered that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Chislehurst for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Chislehurst conveyancing specialists.
Is it simple use the search facility to select a conveyancing solicitor in Chislehurst on the panel for my bank?
Step one is to pick a lender such as Santander, Skipton Building Society or Platform Home Loans Ltd then choose your preferred area e.g. Chislehurst. Conveyancing firms in Chislehurst and across England and Wales should be shown.
Am I best advised to use a Chislehurst conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can carry out the conveyancing but her office is 300kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Chislehurst conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Chislehurst know how is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were content that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Chislehurst conveyancing solicitor just because they are Chislehurst based.
My a decade ago. He has got wed, divorced and in recent months got remarried. He will be selling the flat in a few weeks. I think he will just be need to supply copies of his marriage certificates to the property lawyer but he is concerned it could frustrate the home sale. Should he appoint a conveyancing practitioner to update the Land Registry information for the house?
You are not required to update the title for the property as long as you have the evidence required to show how the name change occurred.
The buyer’s lawyer should examine the title information and require evidence to establish the name change e.g. marriage certificates.