My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton. I need to find out if they are accepted on the Santander conveyancing panel. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?
You should call your lawyer and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you can get in touch with Santander who may be able to help.
If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton what would it be?
It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Roehampton conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
How can we know in advance if a Roehampton conveyancing solicitor on the UBS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Roehampton getting recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer conducting your transaction.
At last I have had an offer on a flat in Roehampton accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have placed an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other flats in the pipeline. I have instructed a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Principality going?
It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Roehampton conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should ensure that your property lawyer is on the Principality approved list. Regarding the next stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. In a rising market some purchasers will apply for a home loan with Principality and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to move forward with the conveyancing in Roehampton.
My wife and I are intent on selling our house in Roehampton and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a factory type conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton. We have lived in Roehampton for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Roehampton?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Roehampton. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Roehampton prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not grant a mortgage on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Roehampton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
I have been pointed in your direction by numerous property agents in Roehampton to get a quote from a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers over alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t make any financial incentive for sending work in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.