Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Dulwich is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of his conveyancing?
That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Dulwich conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Dulwich. My lender is Chelsea Building Society
Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 20/4/2021, the requirements read as follows :
What will a local search inform me about the property my wife and I purchasing in Dulwich?
Dulwich conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Dulwich conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (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 sections.
I have justbeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Dulwich for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to check if the premises is in your name, you can make 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 Dulwich conveyancing specialists.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a property in Neath but I am based in Dulwich. My conveyancer (who is 235 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Dulwich to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Dulwich based
What is the average legal costs for conveyancing in Dulwich?
The average fee last year for conveyancing in Dulwich was just under one thousand five hundred pounds not including Land Tax and HM Land Registry charges.