The sellers of the home we are purchasing are using a conveyancing practitioner in Liverpool who has suggested a lock out agreement with a down payment 6,000. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?
Lock out agreements are contracts between a property vendor and prospective acquirer granting the buyer a ‘clear field’ to the sale of the property within an agreed time frame. For all intents and purposes, an exclusivity is a document specifying that you will have a contract at a later date which is the main conveyancing contract. It tends to be used for buyer assurance though in some cases, the seller may enjoy an upside from such agreements as well. There are various positives and negatives to having an agreement but you need to check with your solicitor but beware that it may end up costing you more in conveyancing fees. For these reasons these contracts are avoided in relation to conveyancing in Liverpool.
Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance where I wish to buy a shop in Liverpool with a mortgage from Aldermore?
Our comparison service is primarily utilised to find residential conveyancing solicitors in Liverpool but we have set out at the bottom of this page some Liverpool commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent Aldermore
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Liverpool. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Liverpool 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.
Given that I am about to part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a two bedroom apartment in Liverpool I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning thetransaction prior to instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
Absolutely - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your property ownership legalities in Liverpool.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Liverpool should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
My father has recommend that I appoint his conveyancers in Liverpool. Do I follow his guidance?
No doubt it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to have guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the conveyancer you're contemplating using.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the lender approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.