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Reasons to use our Handsworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The practices shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Over the years Handsworth solicitor have established valuable connections with Handsworth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Handsworth.
  • 3 Handsworth property lawyers work in partnership with Handsworth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Handsworth regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Handsworth and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Handsworth has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Handsworth since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Handsworth

My wife and I are planning to purchase a property in Handsworth and have instructed a Handsworth conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our property lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Leeds Building Society have this morning contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Handsworth lawyer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Please explain?

If you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is standard for the purchasers' solicitors to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Handsworth solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Handsworth costs more?

Handsworth leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is suspended from the Clydesdale Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Handsworth?

First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

I am purchasing a new build house in Handsworth with a loan from Santander. The developers would not move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not inform my lawyer about this extras as it will put at risk my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Handsworth for my house move. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One can see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training requirements.

My wife and I have appointed a Handsworth conveyancing solicitor for our home move (novice purchasers) and have picked up in the engagement letter that they are not covered by the FCA. Should I be concerned or is that usually the case with conveyancer?

We can't see why they should be. Most solicitor don't lend money. You should check that they are regulated by the SRA, who dictate specific conditions in place on funds sitting on client account.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Handsworth regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Handsworth but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Equity Solicitors, 92 Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9HA
  • Harbans Singh & Co, 391 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9SF
  • Steel & Clunis, 30 Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9EP
  • Bassi Solicitors Limited, 220 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9LR
  • Toussaints, First Floor, 150 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9LN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Handsworth

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Handsworth with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Crown Gate Law Solicitors, 203 Soho Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9SX
  • Saints Solicitors Llp, 45 Villa Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 1BH
  • Public Interest Lawyers Limited, 8 Hylton Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6HN
  • Dominion Solicitors Llp, 6 Hockley Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5AA
  • Garg Solicitors Ltd, Unit 14 T S Centre, Brewary Street, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7RA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Handsworth regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Handsworth but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Midland Property Lawyers Ltd, 419 Bearwood Road, B66 4DF
  • Seymour Luke Limited, 22 Islington Row Middleway, B15 1LD
  • Go Convey Limited, 306a Queslett Road, B43 7EX
  • Kapasi & Co, 1st Floor, B69 4DT
  • John Wilson & Co, 31 Raddlebarn Road, B29 6HH

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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