The Haggerston conveyancing firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Haggerston have suddenly shut down. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Co-operative conveyancing panel and my family Haggerston lawyer was not. I paid them funds in advance. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know 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 Co-operative 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 may be able to help.
I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when buying a house in Haggerston? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Haggerston?
Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Haggerston to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Haggerston. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should 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 Haggerston of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How easy is it to swap firm as I have to instruct one who is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Haggerston five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Nottingham Building Society
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Haggerston on the Nottingham Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Haggerston. In utilising search facility on this page, you can scrutinise costs for conveyancing solicitors in Haggerston and throughout England and Wales.
We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent advised that the owners will only proceed if we use their preferred conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Haggerston
We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to use your preferred Haggerston conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothe ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Haggerston being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our bank?
We do not recommend specific Haggerston firms as the right Haggerston conveyancing solicitor for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Haggerston knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..