I am getting a mortgage with Nat West. My intention is to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Sheen Park. Does the Nat West Solicitor panel include Licensed Conveyancers?
The Nat West conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.
At what point does exchange of contracts take place for domestic conveyancing in Sheen Park and do I need to be at the solicitors branch?
Where you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Sheen Park you are welcome to come in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the law practices we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the sale agreement is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to officially exchange at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Sheen Park)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
What is the optimum way to investigate if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Sheen Park is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Platform Home Loans Ltd thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in additional conveyancing costs.
You should make use of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the lender and type ‘Sheen Park’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Sheen Park or near you.
We are downsizing from our property in Sheen Park and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a web based conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Sheen Park. Having lived in Sheen Park for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Sheen Park?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Sheen Park. 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…’
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Sheen Park in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks tend not issue a loan on this type of premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. 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 Sheen Park. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Sheen Park to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.