Just been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in Blackley who completed the legal work two years ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of home move (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of similar values with a mortgage from Alliance & Leicester . I am now being quoted twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper internet conveyancer?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the high side. If you shop around you might reduce the fees marginally by as much as £125. On the other hand, if you were satisfied with the conveyancing the firm gave you mightlive to regret choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Remember to check that the solicitor can represent Alliance & Leicester . You can make use of our search tool to get a quote a Blackley conveyancing firm on the Alliance & Leicester approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Blackley.
Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend carry out auction conveyancing in Blackley?
We know of a few niche solicitors we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Blackley is just one of our locations where our lawyers cover.
After reading mumsnet.com for an online lawyer in Blackley, most comment that I should look for a CQS assured lawyer. What is CQS?
Blackley Conveyancing Quality Scheme practices have achieved certification by the law Society CQS was created to establish evidence of quality standards in the home moving process. CQS enables house movers to identify solicitor firms that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Blackley is one of locations in England and Wales in which CQS are based. The scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time buyer of a two bedroom flat in Blackley. Do I collect the keys to the property on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Blackley?
On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in Blackley. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
My wife and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from UBS as we intend to carry out improvements to our property in Blackley. Are we obliged to select a high street Blackley solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
UBS don't usually instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the UBS list.
I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, UBS are being a right pain. The Blackley solicitor who is on the UBS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but UBS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do UBS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that UBS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why UBS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
My cousin has suggested that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Blackley. Should I use them?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Blackley conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to get feedback from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor you're considering.