We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Berkshire recommended on your site but stumbled across alternative costs illustrations on the internet look cheaper – why is this?
There are many firms of websites promoting self styled £99 conveyancing, yet more often than not extracharges result in the completion invoice totally different to the one you expected. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure costs listed in terms of business should be equitable and be applied The solicitors that we list for conveyancing in Berkshire genuinely set out all costs for a domestic conveyancing case.
We are a couple about to exchange contracts for a garden flat in Berkshire. We encountered a stumbling block. Our mortgage offer with Yorkshire Building Society expires on 25/5/2023 but the sellers are insisting on a completion date of 30/5/2023. Is it possible to prolong the mortgage offer?
The person best placed to deal with your question is your lawyer who will calculate if they better off negotiating with the mortgage broker, seller’s lawyers, estate agents or conceivably all three given the history of your conveyancing as of today.
is it true that all Berkshire conveyancing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Leeds Building Society approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be regulated by the CLC.
Can I be sure that the Berkshire conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Berkshire obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Berkshire. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the selling agent informed us that the owners will only move forward if we use the agent's chosen conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Berkshire
It is unlikely the vendors are driving this. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is counter productive. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to appoint your preferred Berkshire conveyancing firm - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing thresholds set by head office.
What can I do where I am dissatisfied with the conveyancer who handled our conveyancing in Berkshire?
We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that every so often things do go wrong. That being said there is recourse where you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Berkshire. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancing practitioner to their governing body. If things still aren’t sorted out you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.