We see that you have a search directory listing firms on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Hampton Hill?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Hampton Hill.
My partner and I have organised a further advance on our mortgage from Virgin Money as we wish to conduct a loft conversion to our home in Hampton Hill. Are we obliged to select a nearby Hampton Hill solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
Virgin Money do not ordinarily instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.
We were going to get a OIP from HSBC this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do HSBC recommend any Hampton Hill solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Hampton Hill solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the HSBC conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and HSBC through the process.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Hampton Hill. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £200. A couple of days later, the lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Virgin Money panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Hampton Hill?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Hampton Hill will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Hampton Hill. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Hampton Hill.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Hampton Hill it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Hampton Hill commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Hampton Hill.
2 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Hampton Hill took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Hampton Hill differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Hampton Hill come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because developers in Hampton Hill tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Hampton Hill or who has acted in the same development.
Can a conveyancer remove a person from the title of my property in Hampton Hill ?
Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a solicitor to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a lawyer