Would the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool perform conveyancing in West Brompton by way of an attended exchange?
There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out 24hr exchanges. You should contact us to get a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.
We're in West Brompton, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is TSB , and our lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
My husband and I have organised the release of further funds on our home loan from Bank of Ireland as we want to conduct alterations to our home in West Brompton. Do we need to appoint a local West Brompton solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Bank of Ireland do not ordinarily appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Nottingham. West Brompton conveyancing lawyers have been appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Nottingham?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Nottingham done the survey? Have you informed Nottingham as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
We have agreed to purchase a house in West Brompton. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Barclays be concerned?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Barclays your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barclays. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Barclays where a lease does not meet these specifications. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to West Brompton.
I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in West Brompton. Now, I need my documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call 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 West Brompton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in West Brompton differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in West Brompton come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in West Brompton tend to acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in West Brompton or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in West Brompton before appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in West Brompton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in West Brompton to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.