Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Saltdean is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?
That is more than likely an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Saltdean conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Saltdean? Is this really necessary?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identification documents of the potential client they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. If you refuse to hand over identification documents, your solicitor will not be able to take you on as a client.
I am selling my flat in Saltdean. Does my solicitor have to be required to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently currently.
About to purchase a new build flat in Saltdean. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Saltdean
Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please supply a car parking plan. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.
Is it possible to swap firm as I have to choose a firm on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Saltdean round the corner but the firm is not approved by Barnsley Building Society
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Saltdean on the Barnsley Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Saltdean. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare fees for conveyancing solicitors in Saltdean and beyond.
We are in the process of buying a apartment in Saltdean. Could our lawyer have the amount we are are buying for private from the likes of Nestoria. Is this achievable and how?
HMLR as a matter of law bound to note price sold data on a register of the title for residential properties countrywide which includes premises in Saltdean. The register of ownership is a public document, so HMLR would be breaking the law if they did not grant access to the register.
In essence you can make a request of the Land Registry to hide the price paid data yet the response would be in the negative.