Just contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Bidford On Avon who acted for me two years ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a home loan from Aldermore. I am now being quoted twice the amount. Stick with what I know or do I try and find an alternative property lawyer?
The quote is slightly on the expensive side. If you are content to spend time scrutinising costs you could reduce the fees slightly by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, assuming were satisfied with the legal work the firm offered you maycome to regret opting for an a cheaper lawyer. If is important to ensure that the firm can act for Aldermore. Do employ our search tool to choose a Bidford On Avon conveyancing firm on the Aldermore approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bidford On Avon.
Please explain the implications if my solicitor is removed from the Kent Reliance Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Bidford On Avon?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
I am selling our house in Bidford On Avon and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Bidford On Avon conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bidford On Avon. Having lived in Bidford On Avon for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)
Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Bidford On Avon conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Bidford On Avon conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Bidford On Avon conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:
How experienced is the firm with lease extension legislation?
Leasehold Conveyancing in Bidford On Avon - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
For most Bidford On Avon leaseholds the outlay for major works tend not to be incorporated into the maintenance charges, albeit that some managing agents in Bidford On Avon require leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for larger works. The answer will be useful as a) areas may result in problems in the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate where services remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the running of the building you will want to know about it The prefered form of lease arrangement is where the freehold title is owned by the leaseholders. In this scenario the leaseholders have being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.
My a decade ago. He has got married, widowed and has recently remarried. He now wants to dispose of the Bidford On Avon property. I believe he will just be requested to supply copies of his marriage certificates to the lawyer however he is anxious it will frustrate the sale of the apartment. Should he instruct a conveyancing practitioner to update the title documents for the property?
You are not required to bring up to date the register on the basis that you have the proof required to demonstrate how the change of name occurred.
Any buyer’s lawyer should review the land registry details and request evidence by way of proof of the change of name for example marriage certificates.