My mortgage broker requires my Ickenham law firm’s panel member for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. What is the best way to discover this. I have contacted my local Ickenham branch but they have not got back to me yet.
The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Ickenham conveyancer . Most Ickenham law practices will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each mortgage company.
Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Ickenham even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I intend to buy an office in Ickenham with a mortgage from Clydesdale?
Our search tool is primarily utilised to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Ickenham but we have listed at the bottom of this page a few Ickenham commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the company directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Clydesdale
I am planning to acquire a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Ickenham who is on the Halifax solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Halifax in certain locations such as Ickenham. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Ickenham. I have a mortgage offer with HSBC. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with HSBC, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the HSBC conveyancing panel.
I have a mortgage with UBS for my property in Ickenham. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform UBS?
Your original mortgage agreement with UBS will provide that you need their approval in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of UBS’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact UBS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a UBS conveyancing panel solicitor.
After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Ickenham. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £200. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me to say that they were not on the Barclays 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 Barclays 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.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Ickenham?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Ickenham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am selling a property in Cardiff but live in Ickenham. My conveyancer (approximately 250 miles awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Ickenham to attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Ickenham based