I have just been advised by my IFA that my Croydon the law firm I have appointed is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. How can I check?
The sensible course of action for you to take is to contact your Croydon conveyancer. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Croydon conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Croydon last January yet the purchaser is calling every few hours complaining that her solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?
After completion of your sale your conveyancer is obliged to send the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also send confirmation that the home loan has been repaid to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion tasks unique to conveyancing in Croydon.
We're in Croydon, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Nationwide , and our lawyer is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
What will a local search tell me about the property we're purchasing in Croydon?
Croydon conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Croydon conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.
In sourcing the internet for the term on line conveyancing in Croydon it shows results of numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for the sale of my house?
The best way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so enquire of friends and relatives who have bought a property in Croydon or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Croydon vary, so it's a good idea to secure at least three costs illustrations from varying types of conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.
My fiance and I have just had an offer accepted on a house and had an appointment on Monday with Nationwide for the mortgage. They warned us that when it comes to appointing a property lawyer that unless they are on their approved list of lawyers then we will have to pay out an extra fee of £250+. This is because they will then have to select a solicitor to act on their behalf in addition to the one we select on our behalf and we assume responsibility for their invoice. I have requested Nationwide to furnish me with a list so I can request quotes only from their approved solicitors but was told they dont have such a list to hand over. What would be the best way of going about this?
You can enquire of Nationwide what their criteria for joining their panel is for a solicitor.Thereafter ask the property lawyer of your choice whether they fit that criteria and have they acted on mortgages for Nationwide in the past. If the answer to those is yes, then just double check with Nationwide. Another option is to utilise our search facility and we should be able to find you a solicitor in Croydon on the panel for Nationwide.