We note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in West Kensington?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in West Kensington.
We are planning to buy with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I popped in a few high street practices but am struggling to find a West Kensington conveyancing firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society approved list. Please you help?
You should make use of the search tool on this web page. Pick the lender and type West Kensington or your location and you will see a number of lawyer based in West Kensington or by proximity to you.
Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in West Kensington?
There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in West Kensington and Solicitor firms in West Kensington who can help with your conveyancing We would stress that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. Both can handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in West Kensington. I have a mortgage offer with Co-operative. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in West Kensington. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their solicitor. I paid an upfront payment of £150. Soon after, the conveyancer called me to say that they were not on the UBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the UBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I am purchasing my first flat in West Kensington with a mortgage from Bank of Scotland. The sellers refused to budge the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative suggested that I not disclose to my solicitor about the deal as it could adversely affect my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in West Kensington before instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor has said that some banks will not issue a mortgage on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in West Kensington. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in West Kensington especially if they are acquainted with such properties in West Kensington.
Taking into account that I will soon part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a garden flat in West Kensington I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer about myhome move before instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be doing your conveyancing in West Kensington.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a case number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in West Kensington should be the figure that you are charged.