I am expecting a offer of a home loan from Nat West. I hope to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Orpington. Does the Nat West Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?
The Nat West conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
We are buying a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Orpington who is on the Co-operative solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Co-operative . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Orpington.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Orpington so that I can attend their offices when needed.
These days conveyancing panel lawyers for banks undertake the vast majority of work through the post, e-mail or over the phone. This means that they can undertake the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in the country. Nevertheless you should check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.
My solicitor has informed me that flying freehold insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Orpington conveyancing?
The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.
Can you point me to a directory of Aldermore panel conveyancers in Orpington on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few lending institutions make their panel listings visible over the internet. Where you are seeking to appoint a Orpington solicitor on the Aldermore please make the most of our facility.
Is it the case that all Orpington conveyancing solicitors on the TSB conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the TSB approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Orpington. Now, I need my files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do call 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 Orpington of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
We have instructed a Orpington conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (FTB’s) and have spotted in the engagement letter that they are not overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority. Am I right to be concerned or is that standard with property lawyer?
We can't see why they should be. Most solicitor don't lend money. They should be governed by the SRA, who set stringent laws regulating funds sitting on client account.