Why would one appoint a Battle conveyancing company given that national alternatives are so much cheaper?
By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Battle and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t become consumed with hunting for the cheapest Battle conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a stressful move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. Emails can't take the place of a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you rarely receive from an web based conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated on headway and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will ensure you are kept fully informed.
If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Battle what would it be?
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Battle conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
My husband and I have arranged a further advance on our home loan from Principality as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Battle. Are we obliged to choose a high street Battle solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
Principality don't usually instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality conveyancing panel.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, TSB are being a right pain. The Battle solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but TSB are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that TSB have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why TSB may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
We are downsizing from our house in Battle and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Battle lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used a nationwide conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Battle. We have lived in Battle for three years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
Am I right to be wary about third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a national conveyancing firm rather than a local Battle conveyancing firm?
As with many professional services, often input from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are lots of players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all suggest lawyers to select. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there might be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to select your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of conveyancers you must use for the lender related work in your home move.
We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, but the selling agent advised that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's recommended lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Battle
It is highly unlikely the vendors are driving this. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to appoint your preferred Battle conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthose that will earn their estate agent a commission or achieve conveyancing targets demanded by senior management.