I am selling my home in Kilburn and the EA has just called to warn that the purchasers are changing their solicitor. I am told that this is due to the fact that the mortgage company will only work with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a big named mortgage company only engage with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Kilburn ?
Mortgage companies have always had an approved set of law firms that can act for them, but in the past few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for over 25 years.
Lending institutions point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your buyers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.
Do the conveyancing solicitors indexed on your site perform right to buy conveyancing in Kilburn?
We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out right to buy conveyancing matters You should get in touch with the lawyers listed with a view to get a conveyancing quote.
I am purchasing a semi-detached house in Kilburn. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Kilburn you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Kilburn.
Is it the case that all Kilburn solicitor firms on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Kilburn. I have a mortgage offer with Co-operative. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have 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 Co-operative, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Kilburn. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel 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.
About to purchase a new build flat in Kilburn. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kilburn
Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Kilburn. I happened to discover a web site which seems to have the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all the legals completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?