I am not well enough to travel far from Hammersmith. What is the rationale as to why all Hammersmith conveyancing practitioners are not on all mortgage company panels?
Banks tend to restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing solicitors on their panel. A common example of such criteria being that a organisation is required to have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some building societies decided to reduce the size of their panel they permit to act for them. You should note that mortgage companies have no liability for the quality of advice provided by any Hammersmith property lawyer on their panel. Property fraud was the main trigger for the reduction of solicitor panels in the last decade notwithstanding that there are opposing assessments concerning whether solicitors sat at the center of that fraud. Statistics via the Land Registry exposes that thousands of conveyancing organisations only conduct a couple of conveyances a year. Those advocating conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms deserve any entitlement to be on a conveyancing panel when it is apparent that property law is not their speciality?
At what point can the exchange of contracts happen for domestic conveyancing in Hammersmith and do I need to be at the conveyancers office?
If you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Hammersmith you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the firms we recommend provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the solicitor to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hammersmith)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
I have been told that property searches are a common reason for stalling in Hammersmith conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Hammersmith.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Hammersmith is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Hammersmith are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Hammersmith you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hammersmith may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
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Me and my wife have just had an offer agreed on a apartment and had an appointment on Wednesday with Leeds Building Society for the mortgage. They advised me that when it comes to choosing a property lawyer that unless they are on their approved list of solicitors then we will be subject to an an extra fee of £200. This is is due to the fact that they would then have to appoint a solicitor to act on their behalf as well as the one we select on our behalf and we are liable for their invoice. I have requested Leeds Building Society to furnish me with a list so I can request quotes only from their approved lawyers but was told they dont have such a list to hand over. Is there a simple way of finding out who is on a lender panel?
You should ask Leeds Building Society what their panel criteria is for a solicitor.Thereafter ask the property lawyer of your choice whether they fit that criteria and have they acted on loans for Leeds Building Society in the past. Where the answer to those is yes, then just double check with Leeds Building Society. Another option is to utilise our search tool and we should be able to identify a conveyancer in Hammersmith on the panel for Leeds Building Society.