Are you able to recommend a Santander allowed Kingstanding conveyancing conveyancer that can complete within a very limited time frame? Would it be better to use a local Kingstanding practice or a nationwide comparison site?
We would be happy to suggest some excellent Kingstanding conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Kingstanding. Approach some well established firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Discuss your requirements together with your reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Choose the lawyer that appears most efficient.
Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Kingstanding even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example where I intend to acquire a shop in Kingstanding with a mortgage from Chelsea Building Society?
The service is predominantly used to select domestic conveyancing solicitors in Kingstanding but we have set out towards the bottom of this page a selection of Kingstanding commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the firm directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Chelsea Building Society
we are a couple who decided to purchase a 2 bedroom flat in Kingstanding with a residential mortgage from Virgin Money.We have a Kingstanding conveyancing practitioner but Virgin Money informed us she’s not listed on their "panel". It seems we are left with little choice but to instruct a Virgin Money panel firm or retain our preferred solicitor and fork out for a Virgin Money panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Virgin Money use our lawyer?
Unfortunately,no. The mortgage issued to you is subject to its various provisions, one of which will be that conveyancers will be on the Virgin Money approved list. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Virgin Money
We expect to receive a DIP from Santander this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Santander recommend any Kingstanding solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Kingstanding solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Santander conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Santander through the process.
My husband and I are in the process of viewing apartments in Kingstanding and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer in place at this point? I am planning to take a mortgage with Nationwide.
It would be sensible to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are seeking a mortgage with Nationwide, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.
My offer on a house in Kingstanding has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Kingstanding. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with Virgin Money started?
It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey, Kingstanding conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market many purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Virgin Money and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancer to proceed with searches.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Kingstanding?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Kingstanding. 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…’
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Kingstanding for my house move. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.