My financial adviser has requested my Morden lawyer’ panel reference for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Morden office but they don't know it.
Have you tried contacting your Morden property lawyer about this?. Most Morden conveyancing practices will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each mortgage company.
I am acquiring a property mortgage free in Morden. I have been residing for the previous 15 years in Morden. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I know the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?
Provided that you do not need a home loan, then almost all of the Morden conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are intend to sell the house in the future, it will be of interest to your future purchaser what the searches determine. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still reveal negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Morden should provide you some constructive guidance concerning this.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Morden and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Morden conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a web based conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Morden. Having lived in Morden for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You should enquire of 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 ailment)
Me and my brother purchased a renovated Victorian house in Morden. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Leeds Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Morden and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Morden. I've stumble across a site which looks to be the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all formalities done via web that would be ideal. Should I be wary? 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?
We today become aware that one of the partners of the law firm acting on the purchase conveyancing in Morden is an aunty of the owners that we are purchasing from. Is this acceptable?
On the basis that there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. Where you are needing a home loan then the lender may have a say as many lenders have specific requirements concerning this. For example for Santander A&L as of 3/12/2020, the requirements read as follows :