I am hoping to receive a offer of a home loan from Halifax. I hope to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer in Putney Heath. Does the Halifax Conveyancing panel exclude Licensed Conveyancers?
The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Putney Heath last September but our buyer keeps calling me complaining that his solicitor needs to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
Post completion of your sale your conveyancer is obliged to forward the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements just for conveyancing in Putney Heath.
My fiancee and I are in the throws of viewing flats in Putney Heath and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a mortgage with Santander.
It would be sensible to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Santander, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel.
The mortgage over my property is with Coventry BS for my property in Putney Heath. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Coventry BS?
Your original mortgage agreement with Coventry BS will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Coventry BS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Coventry BS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Coventry BS directly. You need not do this via a Coventry BS conveyancing panel firm.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Putney Heath. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £200. Not long after, the conveyancing practitioner called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Co-operative panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Me and my brother have a semi-detached Edwardian property in Putney Heath. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and HSBC Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking HSBC Bank to clarify?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Putney Heath and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Putney Heath for my house move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone may search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training reasons.
I am a first time buyer in Putney Heath, just beginning the hunt for a home. I will need a Putney Heath conveyancing solicitor. The family solicitor is located in Scotland and unable to help.Please can you suggest a trustworthy Putney Heath lawyer that will assist us as well as represent TSB?
The purpose of this site is limited to being a directory service for conveyancers who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for TSB in certain locations for instance Putney Heath . Our intention is not to recommend any specific conveyancer.