Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Highnam is not listed on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of her conveyancing?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Highnam conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to vacate my let out flat in Highnam by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice for your letting until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, speak to your solicitor and request that they apply pressure on the owners side, try to an agreed time frame that all parties will work towards
Having invested time reviewing moneysavingexpert.com for a conveyancing lawyer in Highnam, most advise that I must use a CQS kitemarked solicitor. What is CQS?
The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to best practice conveyancing processes through the scheme protocol Membership covers many organisations who perform conveyancing in Highnam.
What can a local search reveal about the property my wife and I purchasing in Highnam?
Highnam conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Searchflow The local search is essential in every Highnam conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Highnam. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call 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 Highnam 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.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Highnam and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Highnam. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Highnam area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Highnam. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found