Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Bangor who acted for me 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house move (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a mortgage from Halifax. I am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper internet firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you are happy to expend time contrasting prices you may be able to shave off some of the cost by perhaps £100 plus VAT. That being said, if you were pleased with the conveyancing the firm provided you mightcome to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to ensure that the conveyancer can represent Halifax. Do utilise our search tool to choose a Bangor conveyancing firm on the Halifax member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bangor.
Do lenders provide you with an approved list of Bangor conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the RBS conveyancing panel?
Bangor conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the RBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from RBS directly.
We're in Bangor, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Clydesdale , and our solicitor is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
My relative recommended that where I am purchasing in Bangor I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Bangor conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Bangor around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Bangor Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Bangor Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Bangor.
The deeds to my house can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Bangor 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
You no longer need to hold title official documentation to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or property, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.