The Wallington conveyancing firm handling our Wallington conveyancing has uncovered an inconsistency when comparing the assumptions in the home valuation survey and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer says that he must ensure that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach appropriate?
Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
We are planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Wallington who is on the Skipton approved panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Skipton . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Wallington.
Is it the case that all Wallington conveyancing solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Skipton approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
We are getting the release of further funds on our home loan from Clydesdale as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Wallington. Are we obliged to select a high street Wallington solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
Clydesdale would not normally instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Clydesdale panel.
Leeds Building Society have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a property in Wallington has been agreed to, now what?
The estate agent will need to be informed of your lawyer's details (ensure that the property lawyers are on the lender’s panel). Call up Leeds Building Society or the broker and finalise any appropriate documentation. Leeds Building Society will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or vendor to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to get a mortgage offer. Leeds Building Society will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Wallington.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Wallington. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Wallington of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a buy to let loan with Alliance & Leicester and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a deposit on further property. The location we are looking at is Wallington. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the conveyances?
Do use our comparison tool on this page to ensure that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panels. Assuming that they are your lawyer should be able to simultaneously deal with the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you lawyer and make apparent your expectations and needs.
Please set out some of specific advantages to choosing a high street lawyer in Wallington
Many buyers and sellers in Wallington choose a local conveyancing practitioner so that they can visit just in case they have concerns, and to collect documents rather than run the risk of relying on the post.
One could say that there is a slight advantage when selecting a conveyancer local to the house you are hoping to purchase, due to the in-depth knowledge of the locality and possible local concerns - yet this is moot. The majority of conveyancers undertaking their communications online and could be anywhere in the world.