Much to our surprise we have been told by our broker that my Gloucester property lawyer is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
Your first step should be to call your Gloucester conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Gloucester conveyancing practice that is on the conveyancing panel for your bank.
The Gloucester conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my purchase in Gloucester have without warning closed. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and my previous Gloucester lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for £250 in advance. What are my options?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.
I just acquired a flat at auction in Gloucester. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?
Having to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you will need to retain a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of priority as you now have a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the transaction. An auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke auction set of papers. This should include most,if not all of the documents that your conveyancer requires. In the case of leasehold property the legal papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to the conveyancer working for you ASAP. Do make sure that your finances are in place to complete on the on the contractual date .
A friend informed me that in buying a property in Gloucester there could be various restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Gloucester which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Gloucester should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
I am due to move house in February. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the completion day. As an aside, can you recommend a removal company in Gloucester. Conveyancing lawyer was organised prior to coming across your website.
On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from your estate agent but this can only take place when the vendors solicitors confirm to the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be collected. Subsequently you will need to inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. We do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can assist you in finding a conveyancing in Gloucester or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Gloucester.
I need some fast conveyancing in Gloucester as I am under a deadline to exchange contracts in less than 4 weeks. Luckily I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are not getting a home loan you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Gloucester the following are examples of what can crop up and adversely affect market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...
I own a renovated Edwardian house in Gloucester. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Chelsea Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Gloucester and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.
How simple is it to change conveyancer as I need to appoint a firm on the Barclays conveyancing panel. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Gloucester round the corner but she is not accepted by Barclays
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Gloucester on the Barclays panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare charges for conveyancing solicitors in Gloucester and throughout England and Wales.