Me and my wife are buying a flat in Christchurch. My property lawyer is not listed on the mortgage company conveyancing list. Am I still permitted to continue with my Christchurch conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the lender approved list?
You will need to use a property lawyer to deal with the legal work required if you take out a mortgage to purchase your home. They will carry out all the necessary legal checks on the property, ensuring that you will be properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is in order. One may select a Christchurch conveyancing practitioner of your choice. Nevertheless, if the solicitor appointed is not on the bank approved list additional costs will be levied as separate legal representation will be required by them. Conveyancing panel applications may be submitted, so if your lawyer has not previously sought membership they should take the chance to apply.
We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Christchurch?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Christchurch.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Christchurch?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Christchurch. The search result provides 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 Christchurch.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Christchurch it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Christchurch commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Christchurch.
4 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Christchurch completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
As co-executor for the estate of my father I am selling a property in Newport but live in Christchurch. My solicitor (based 235 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Christchurch who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Christchurch
What can I do where I am unhappy with the solicitor who handled our conveyancing in Christchurch?
We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that sometimes matters do not go as planned. That being said there is recourse where you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Christchurch. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their regulator. If things still aren’t sorted out you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.