Is the fact that my conveyancer in Westbury On Trym is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?
It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Westbury On Trym conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify law firms on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Westbury On Trym?
Lexsure has not been advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to promote such a tool.
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Barclays. Westbury On Trym conveyancing solicitors were appointed. How long does it take for Barclays to forward the offer to the solicitor?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Barclays completed the survey? Have you informed Barclays as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Barclays conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
I'm at the point of viewing flats in Westbury On Trym and I am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have my conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a home loan with Virgin Money.
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Westbury On Trym. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Westbury On Trym prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not give a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Westbury On Trym. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Westbury On Trym to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Westbury On Trym for my home move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training purposes.
I have been Googling for Westbury On Trym conveyancing quotes online. Can I be sure that all the Westbury On Trym firms that are identified on your directory are on the bank conveyancing panel?
The law firms listed on our site have advised us that they are on the mortgage company panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the bank panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific Westbury On Trym conveyancing solicitor being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel is incorrect.