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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Old Swan conveyancing

5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Old Swan

  • 1 The Old Swan conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Old Swan
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Old Swan selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Old Swan
  • 4 Old Swan solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Old Swan conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 5 Old Swan solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Old Swan conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Old Swan since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Old Swan

We are hoping to buy a 1 bedroom flat in Old Swan with a mortgage. We have a Old Swan conveyancer, however the mortgage company says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the lender panel firms or continue with our Old Swan solicitor and pay for one of their panel lawyers to act for them. We consider that this is unjust; are we not able to demand that the bank use our Old Swan conveyancing practitioner ?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose 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 Old Swan conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My conveyancer has informed me that missing deeds insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Old Swan conveyancing?

The right level of missing deeds indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Nationwide. Is it usual for Nationwide to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Old Swan is approved on their conveyancing panel? Nationwide have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Nationwide to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Old Swan solicitor - who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Leeds Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Leeds Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Old Swan postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Old Swan.

I need some expedited conveyancing in Old Swan as I am under a deadline to exchange contracts within one month. Thankfully I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not obtaining a mortgage you are at free not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would recommend that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Old Swan the following are instances of what can arise and therefore impact future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I have todaybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Old Swan for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Old Swan conveyancing specialists.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Old Swan before appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not grant a mortgage on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Old Swan. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Old Swan to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

How simple is it to swap conveyancer as I need to find a firm on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Old Swan round the corner but he is not approved by Bank of Ireland

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Old Swan on the Bank of Ireland panel. Please note that the solicitors that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Old Swan. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Old Swan.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Old Swan

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Old Swan specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Bmd Law, 111 High Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 8JS
  • Bmd Law, 111 High Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 8JS
  • J. A. Simon & Co Ltd, 14 Mill Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L12 7JB
  • Laurence Lee & Co, 529 West Derby Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L13 8AA
  • Bennett & Co, First Floor, 11 Allerton Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 1LG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Old Swan regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Old Swan practicing in commercial conveyancing in Old Swan. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Joanna Connolly Solicitors, 33 Cheadle Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside, L13 3AE
  • Bmd Law, 111 High Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 8JS
  • Bmd Law, 111 High Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 8JS
  • Dominic & Co Solicitors Ltd, 67 Moss Pits Lane, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 6XE
  • Victor Welsh Solicitor & Notary Public, Suite 1, Gladstone House, 2 Church Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 9EG

Planning law solicitors in Old Swan regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Old Swan with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • Brabners Llp, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 3YL
  • Hill Dickinson Llp, No. 1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9SJ
  • Weightmans Llp, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ
  • Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited, Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4UU
  • H J Walker Sibia, 59 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5AT

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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