We see that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the UBS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Sandiacre?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Sandiacre.
What happens if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the RBS Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Sandiacre?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
How can we tell if a Sandiacre conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Sandiacre getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 solicitor handling your conveyancing.
We expect to receive a DIP from Nationwide this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nationwide recommend any Sandiacre solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Sandiacre solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nationwide through the process.
It is unclear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Sandiacre building society branch on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My Sandiacre conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply don't know who is right.
The property lawyer must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 specifications for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.
Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when purchasing a property in Sandiacre?
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Sandiacre to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the agent advised that the vendor will only proceed if we appoint their preferred solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Sandiacre
It is improbable the vendors are behind this. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to instruct your preferred Sandiacre conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.
Is it true that a Sandiacre conveyancing company taken to court by a client for failing to conduct the appropriate conveyancing searches?
We are not aware of such a Sandiacre conveyancing claim but according to a recent report, clients buying a home elsewhere in England successfully sued their property lawyer due to development plans to erect a wind farm not being identified in conveyancing searches.
Where you are contemplating buying a home in Sandiacre It is important that your solicitor carry out all Sandiacre conveyancing searches needed making sure that you have relevant and current information before acquiring a property.