We see that you have a search directory identifying solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Queen's Park?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Queen's Park.
We expect to receive a DIP from Nottingham this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nottingham recommend any Queen's Park solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Queen's Park solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nottingham through the process.
I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Queen's Park. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. Shortly after, the conveyancer contacted me to say 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.
I have instructed a Queen's Park property lawyer having checked that they are on the TSB conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
TSB will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually TSB 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. You may wish to consider appointing your own Queen's Park surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I purchased my apartment on 5 February and my personal details is yet to be on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Queen's Park advises it will be recorded in a couple of weeks. Are titles in Queen's Park particularly slow to register?
As far as conveyancing in Queen's Park is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can vary subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other persons or bodies. At present in the region of 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the new owner has moved in to the property therefore 'speed' is not typically top priority but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
How does conveyancing in Queen's Park differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Queen's Park approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Queen's Park usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Queen's Park or who has acted in the same development.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Queen's Park in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on such a home.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Queen's Park. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Queen's Park. I have chance upon a web site which appears to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all formalities completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?
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?