We note that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the UBS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for our conveyancing in Waterbeach?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Waterbeach.
The Waterbeach conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Waterbeach have without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and my previous Waterbeach lawyer was not. I paid them £170 in advance. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help.
We are buying a 3 bedroom semi in Waterbeach. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to see if these works are allowed?
Your solicitor will review the deeds as conveyancing in Waterbeach can sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain changes or need the consent of another owner. Certain additions require local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.
We had selected conveyancing lawyers with offices in Waterbeach on the Principality solicitor panel. They have just billed me a further fee for dealing with the Principality mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Principality?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Principality but by your Waterbeach conveyancer. Plenty of firms on the Principality panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some firms incorporate it on their overall fee.
I can not fathom if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Waterbeach bank branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Waterbeach conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they refuse to lend based on their specific requirements. Who do I believe?
Provided that the property lawyer is on the bank approved list, she or he must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Waterbeach?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Waterbeach will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Waterbeach. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Waterbeach.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Waterbeach it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to Waterbeach commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Waterbeach.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Waterbeach in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks may not grant a loan on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Waterbeach. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
Is it possible to swap firm as I have to instruct one who is on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach five minutes from me but he is not approved by Skipton Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach on the Skipton Building Society panel. Please note that the solicitors that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Waterbeach. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Waterbeach.