Can I use your services to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Bedford Hill even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance where I want to acquire a shop in Bedford Hill with a loan from HSBC Bank?
Our search tool is primarily utilised to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Bedford Hill but we have listed towards the end of this page a few Bedford Hill commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the solicitors directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent HSBC Bank
The Bedford Hill conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my purchase in Bedford Hill have suddenly closed. I only went with them because I needed a lawyer on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my preferred Bedford Hill lawyer was not. I paid them funds in advance. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the HSBC conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.
My relative advised me that where I am buying in Bedford Hill I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Bedford Hill conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Bedford Hill around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Bedford Hill Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Bedford Hill Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Bedford Hill.
Given that I am about to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a terraced house in Bedford Hill I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer concerning theconveyancing ahead of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the conveyancer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Bedford Hill.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a matter reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for your conveyancing in Bedford Hill should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
I am due to assess costs for conveyancing in Bedford Hill from various lawyer and choose one. Am I right to get them to sit tight until I a suitable house to buy.
You should only request your conveyancer to open a file and submit searches once the offer has been agreed to on the property particularly as Bedford Hill conveyancing searches are a couple of hundred pounds.