My friend's brother is a solicitor. I hope that I'll be able to get preferential fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in London?
It’s wise to request 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing quotes. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. Whilst prices will contrast greatly but the service one can expect differ between conveyancers as is true with most professions.
It is is a decade since I acquired my house in London. Conveyancing solicitors have just been appointed on the sale but I am unable to find my title deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be with the mortgage company or they could stored with the solicitor who oversaw the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the property will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in London involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as a 1st time buyer of a two bedroom flat in London. Do I pick up the keys to the property on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in London?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in London. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the seller's lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to pick up the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
Can you point me to a directory of Kent Reliance panel solicitors in London on the Building Society Association’s Website?
No. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings open the public on the web. If you are looking for a London property lawyer on the Kent Reliance please make the most of our facility.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in London. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
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 Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved 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.
I am planning on selling our property in London and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street London lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in London. Having lived in London for many years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
How simple is it to swap firm as I have to select one who is on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in London five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Godiva Mortgages Ltd
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in London on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in London. In utilising search facility on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in London.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in London for my remortgage. Can I see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions 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, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training purposes.