It has come to my attention via my IFA that my Streatham lawyer is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?
You need to call your Streatham lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Streatham conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
Do the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool carry out attended exchange conveyancing in Streatham?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct 24hr exchanges. You should e-mail us to obtain a fee calculation and details as to dates.
Is there a search tool that I can use to discover of the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Streatham is on the lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Bank of Scotland thus spending £175.00 in supplemental conveyancing costs.
You should take advantage of the search tool on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Streatham’ or your location and you will see numerous solicitors offices in Streatham or by proximity to you.
What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Streatham
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Streatham conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying 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.
Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Streatham. Conveyancing is required. What is next?
Now that you have for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you now have to appoint a conveyancing solicitor soon as you are facing a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the purchase. All auction property will have a corresponding auction pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the legal papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to leasehold premises. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the on the contractual date .
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a first time purchaser of a two bedroom flat in Streatham. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Streatham?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be able to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
I'm remortgaging my current property to a BTL mortgage with Platform Home Loans Ltd and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second property. The location we are looking at is Streatham. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the conveyances?
Do use our search tool on this site to check that the lawyers are on the relevant lender panels. Having checked that they are the conveyancer will be able to connect the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you conveyancer and make clear your expectations and needs.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Streatham for my house move. Can I check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public may find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training purposes.