Me and my fiance are intending to buy a 1 bedroom flat in Dursley with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Dursley conveyancer, however the lender advise he's not on their "panel". It seems we have little option but to use one of the lender panel conveyancing practices or keep our Dursley conveyancer as well as pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This feels very unfair; can we not insist that the mortgage company use our Dursley property lawyer ?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Dursley conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.
Can you help? My Dursley solicitor is informing me me that he is legally obliged toapply for Dursley conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the Santandersolicitor panel. These Dursley checks cost a lot of money can this be avoided?
Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a home loan with a bank your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your solicitor would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Dursley conveyancing searches.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could affect a commercial premises in Dursley?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Dursley will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Dursley. The report provides definitive information 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 Dursley.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Dursley 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 Dursley commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Dursley.
I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Dursley. Now, I need my files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Dursley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Dursley. I've stumble across a site which appears to be the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all formalities done via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
I have been informed by various family members to expect 6-8 weeks for Dursley conveyancing to complete.This was a month ago. The paperwork was only received from the vendors property lawyer last week so now does it countdown?
Don't rely on completing on a certain date until contracts are exchanged. Regardless of the assurances the people you are acquiring from or selling to make, or your lender gives don't bank on them. More stress is caused to home movers by false assurances than any other issue when it comes to conveyancing in Dursley.