The solicitor who helped my last purchase has sent a quote for £1700 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Abergele. I’m selling a Edwardian detached home for £150,000. Are these conveyancing fees excessive? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Abergele?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you shop around you might reduce the fees marginally by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightlive to regret opting for an a cheaper solicitor. Don't forget to ensure the conveyancer can act for your lender. Do use our search tool to select a Abergele conveyancing company on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Abergele.
My husband and I are getting closer to an exchange on a property in Abergele and my mum and dad have transferred the ten percent deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has been received from someone other than me my conveyancer needs to disclose this to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the lender he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the lender concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?
The conveyancer is legally required to clarify with lender to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only notify this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
At what point does exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Abergele and do I need to be at the solicitors branch?
Where you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Abergele you are invited in to sign documents. That being said, the law practices we work with provide a national conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract simply enables the firm to address the formalities when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Abergele)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
I purchased a semi-detached Edwardian house in Abergele. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Abergele and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Abergele I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Abergele for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.