We see that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Swiss Cottage?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Swiss Cottage.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to instruct their panel conveyancer as I would much rather use a Swiss Cottage based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the chances are that allocate you one of their panel lawyers if you take up the "fee-free" offer. Contact the lender and ask if they make available a monetary alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Swiss Cottage.
Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Swiss Cottage , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record my title? My Swiss Cottage conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are dealt with.
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Swiss Cottage registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry have to notify any third parties. As of today in the region of three quarters of such applications are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Historically registration takes place after the new owner has moved in to the premises therefore an expedited registration is not usually an essential issue but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
Do I need to be concerned that brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Swiss Cottage conveyancing company?
As with lots of professional services, often suggestions from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. Yet there are lots of players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all put forward conveyancers to appoint. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there exists a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are free to choose your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that some mortgage providers have an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your conveyancing.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Swiss Cottage for my home move. Is there any facility to see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training requirements.
We are in the middle of buying a house in Swiss Cottage. Conveyancing solicitor has called to say the title is "Leasehold". Will this likely adversely affect the marketability of the house?
Swiss Cottage conveyancing does not ordinarily involve leasehold houses. The key consideration here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If it's 999 years with a peppercorn rent, it's virtually freehold, so it shouldn't impact the marketability too much.
At the other end of the spectrum, if it's, say, 50 years it will have a significant impact on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be set out in the lease provided to your property lawyer.