I instructed a local firm for my conveyancing in Woodside today. After carefully reading the Terms and Conditions it is apparent thatwe are responsible for costs even where the transaction does not complete. Should I ditch them and use an on-line conveyancing brokerage who offer no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Woodside?
It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Sale No Fee" is available then the fee levels will tend to be be higher to offset the cases that abort. Please beware that such promotions rarely protect you from expenses for example Woodside conveyancing search expenses.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Nationwide Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Woodside?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
five months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Woodside concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How difficult is it to swap firm as I need to find a firm on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Woodside round the corner but the firm is not approved by Barnsley Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Woodside on the Barnsley Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Woodside. In making use of search facility on this page, you can contrast fees for conveyancing solicitors in Woodside and throughout England and Wales.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Woodside for my home move. Can I see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Anyone may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training reasons.
I need to switch lawyers as my Woodside lawyer is not on the bank's panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
In the event that you have not formally instructed a solicitor to start work and at this stage simply received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Woodside that you're thinking of instructing.