Much to our surprise we have been told by our broker that my Isle of Dogs lawyer is not on the lender Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain if this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to call your Isle of Dogs lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.
If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Isle of Dogs what would it be?
It would be unwise to be swayed by the cheapest Isle of Dogs conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.
I am helping my niece sell her property in Isle of Dogs. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?
After the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a required element of selling a property. An EPC must be to hand in advance of the property being placed on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally arrange. If you are using a Isle of Dogs conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with reputable Isle of Dogs providers
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Isle of Dogs. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
Various online forums that I have visited warn that are the number one reason for stalling in Isle of Dogs house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Isle of Dogs.
I have justbecome aware that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Isle of Dogs for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Isle of Dogs conveyancing specialists.
My partner has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Isle of Dogs. Should I choose my own solicitor?
There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or family who have experience in using the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.
What can I do to find out who is the owner of a house in Isle of Dogs?
Assuming that the property is recorded at HMLR, and you have requisite specifics of the location of the property, you will be able to view results from the HMLR of the registered owner for a a minimal charge.