Paying off mortgage - do i really need a solicitor/???

#1
I am making my final payment to clear my mortgage next month and was wondering do I need a solicitor to tie things up? The house was built in the late eighties and is on the land registry and has no deeds. From my limited dealings with solicitors I reckon they are a devious lot of bloodsucking ******* but then I may have only met the good ones.

I would be interested to hear from any members who have paid off their mortgage and did or did NOT use a solicitor to tidy things up. If you did use them, what was the cost?

I am fortunate enough to live south of Hadrian's wall so any actions will be under English law.
 
#3
mine was completed five years ago and if memory serves me right there was no solicitor involved or needed. the building society sent me a document stating that the account was cleared and closed and my deeds appeared a week later, don't know if that's any comfort to you?
 
#5
When my mortgage was completed, the Building Society contacted the land registry to confirm that they had no further interest. I had a endowment mortgage so I contacted the insurance company to get them too confirm no further interest., and the land registry sent me a copy of the register. In my case there were deeds and the B.S. sent me them.
 

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