Having spent time researching consumer advice sites for a recommended solicitor in Oldland, many comment that I must look for a CQS kitemarked solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a kitemark for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to best practice conveyancing procedures via the scheme protocol Membership covers numerous companies who handle conveyancing in Oldland.
I have been told that property searches are the main cause of hinderance in Oldland conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Oldland.
I have justdiscovered that Stirling Law have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Oldland for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can make 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 Oldland conveyancing specialists.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Oldland is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Oldland are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Oldland you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Oldland may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
Are there any apps to help search for a Oldland law firm on the TSB conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Oldland conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Oldland conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to check if they are on the TSB panel
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Oldland for my home move. Is it possible to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
You can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training requirements.