We note that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the TSB conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Ferndown?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Ferndown.
My grandfather passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Ferndown. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Coventry BS, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
If you plan to refinance then Coventry BS will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Coventry BS mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Ferndown. Now, I need my files however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Ferndown 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.
I am buying a new build house in Ferndown with a mortgage from Bank of Scotland. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent told me not inform my lawyer about the side-deal as it may impact my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Taking into account that I will soon spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a property in Ferndown I would like to talk to a solicitor about myhouse move prior to instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
Absolutely - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Ferndown.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a file reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Ferndown should be the figure that you are charged.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Ferndown for my remortgage. Is there any facility to see a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.