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Reasons to use our Washwood Heath conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Washwood Heath conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Washwood Heath conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Washwood Heath regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Experience means that Washwood Heath conveyancer have established very good links with Washwood Heath local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Washwood Heath.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Washwood Heath
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Washwood Heath will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank member panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Washwood Heath since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Washwood Heath

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Washwood Heath. Is there a reason why all Washwood Heath solicitors are not on all mortgage company panels?

Pre- 2008 most lenders demonstrated an attitude to risk which is different than today. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 carried out a thematic review into mortgage fraud which in summary warned lenders: know the property lawyers on your panel. Accordingly, banks have subsequently requiredmore data from law firms about their processes and the staff employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum volume of transactions. Thousands of firms have been excluded from lender panels even though they had 100% healthy disciplinary record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Many firms found it impossible satisfy the criteria of volume of transactions the mortgage companies required.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Washwood Heath last October yet the purchaser is Skype messaging me complaining that her conveyancer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

After completion of your disposal your conveyancer should send the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your lawyer must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Washwood Heath.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to instruct their panel conveyancer as I would much rather instruct a Washwood Heath based conveyancing firm?

Do check but the chances are that allocate you one of their panel solicitors if you want the "fee-free" incentive. Call the lender to determine if they allow a cash alternative. In the past a few mortgage companies offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Washwood Heath.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Washwood Heath prior to retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders tend refuse to give a mortgage on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Washwood Heath. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Should I choose a Washwood Heath conveyancing lawyer based in the location that I am buying? An old friend can carry out the conveyancing but his firm is located 300miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Washwood Heath conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, hand in your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local Washwood Heath know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and in the main were content that should outweigh using an unknown Washwood Heath conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being Washwood Heath based.

We today found out that one of the partners of the law firm undertaking the purchase conveyancing in Washwood Heath is is the father of the seller. Is this allowed?

Provided there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. If you are needing a home loan then the mortgage company may have a say as many lenders have specific instructions concerning this. For example for Lloyds TSB Scotland as of 17/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

Yes, subject to 1.13

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Washwood Heath

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Washwood Heath with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Ahmad & Williams Solicitors Limited, The Rock, 201-203 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 1EU
  • Aman Solicitors Advocates Ltd, 37 - 39 Alum Rock Road, Saltley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 1LR
  • Ikon Law Ltd, 82 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 2AN
  • Loynton & Co Solicitors Ltd, Suite 13, Wing Yip Business Centre, 278 Thimble Mill Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 5HD
  • Kingswood Legal Limited, 376 Coventry Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B10 0XE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Washwood Heath regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Washwood Heath but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Northwood Banks & Co Ltd, 1600 Coventry Road, B26 1AL
  • Seymour Luke Limited, 22 Islington Row Middleway, B15 1LD
  • Go Convey Limited, 306a Queslett Road, B43 7EX
  • Midland Property Lawyers Ltd, 419 Bearwood Road, B66 4DF
  • John Wilson & Co, 31 Raddlebarn Road, B29 6HH

Planning law solicitors in Washwood Heath regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Washwood Heath specialising in planning law. This could include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Shakespeare Martineau Llp, No 1, Colmore Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AA
  • The Wilkes Partnership Llp, 41 Church Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2RT
  • Gateley Plc, 111 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HJ
  • Clarke Willmott Llp, 138 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2ES
  • Anthony Collins Solicitors Llp, 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2ES

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