I opted for a local solicitor for our conveyancing in Bideford today. Looking through the official terms of business I notewe are responsible for charges even if the dealdoes not happen. Should I go with them or appoint an on-line solicitor practice who offer no move no charge conveyancing in Bideford?
Generally there is a concession along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be higher to cover those transactions that do not go ahead. You should be mindful that these schemes rarely protect you from expenditure for example Bideford conveyancing search costs.
There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Bideford but how do I know who's good?
It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Bideford conveyancing quote. 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 ahead of time.
This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time purchaser of a two bedroom flat in Bideford. Do I receive the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Bideford?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be called to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.
My wife and I have organised the release of further funds on our home loan from HSBC as we want to carry out alterations to our house in Bideford. Are we obliged to appoint a bricks and mortar Bideford solicitor on the HSBC conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
HSBC don't usually instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the HSBC panel.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Bideford?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Bideford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I was advised by a number of estate agents in Bideford to select a solicitor on your site. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to recommend your services over and above a competitor’s?
We don’t offer any commission for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor apartment in Bideford.Conveyancing has not commenced but I have recently received a yearly maintenance charge demand – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is discharge the invoice as you normally would as all ground rent and maintenance invoices will be apportionedas part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially