I was informed today by my financial adviser that my Eastleigh lawyer is not on the lender Solicitor panel. How can I check?
You need to contact your Eastleigh lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.
is it true that all Eastleigh solicitor firms on the Lloyds conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
How can we tell if a Eastleigh conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Eastleigh obtaining recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.
I have paid off my mortgage with Clydesdale. I assume I don't need a Eastleigh conveyancing practitioner on the Clydesdale panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Clydesdale mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Clydesdale mortgage from the register. Clydesdale, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Clydesdale has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Clydesdale has instructed the Land Registry to do so
What can a local search tell me concerning the house we're buying in Eastleigh?
Eastleigh conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Eastleigh conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant 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 subject headings.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Eastleigh. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Eastleigh of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in Eastleigh differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Eastleigh come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Eastleigh typically purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Eastleigh or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Eastleigh for my house move. Is it possible to check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor telephone calls for training purposes.