I was recommended to a conveyancer who has given a fee estimate £1400 for leasehold conveyancing in Bedfont. I’m hoping to downsize from a modern property for £250,000. This seems expensive. Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Bedfont?
The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you shop around you may be able to reduce the fees slightly by say £125. That being said, you mightlive to regret opting for an an untested solicitor. If is important to ensure that the conveyancer can act for your mortgage company. Do employ our search tool to find a Bedfont conveyancing practice on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bedfont.
How up to date is your search tool for Bedfont conveyancing solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel? Do Nationwide send you an updated list?
Bedfont conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Nationwide directly.
My relative advised me that where I am purchasing in Bedfont I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Bedfont conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Bedfont around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Bedfont.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Bedfont is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Bedfont are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Bedfont you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bedfont may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
Am I right to be suspicious by estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Bedfont conveyancing firm?
As is the case with lots of service providers, often recommendations from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are many players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and banks might all suggest lawyers to appoint. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there may be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to select your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most banks specify a panel list of solicitors you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your home move.