Having been told to check out your organisation we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Glenfield found using your search tool but have come across alternative fee calculations via the web seem cheaper – why is this?
You can find a variety of conveyancers advertising at first sight what seems to be very low prices. Our recommendation is to give due consideration as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to take 'cheap' risks over the standard of the conveyancing. Some hide fees deep into the terms of business. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Glenfield neverbehave this way.
When reviewing mumsnet.com for an online solicitor in Glenfield, many post that I must instruct a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's major banks. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Glenfield is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited lawyers.
I'm spending time viewing flats in Glenfield and I am about to put in an offer. Is it advisable to have a solicitor on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with TSB.
You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the estate agent. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with TSB, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel.
Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Glenfield. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
I had an offer accepted on a house in Glenfield on 24/3/2022, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Barclays and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Are Barclays entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Barclays to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
A friend suggested that where I am purchasing in Glenfield I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Glenfield conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Glenfield around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Glenfield Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Glenfield Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Glenfield.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Glenfield?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Glenfield. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Glenfield for my house move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
One may see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training requirements.