Will conveyancers request money up-front for my conveyancing in Blakeney?
If you are buying a property in Blakeney your lawyer will ask you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this will be required shortly before contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
I am selling my apartment in Blakeney. Does my solicitor need to be required to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Skipton conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently currently.
I'm purchasing my first flat in Blakeney with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent told me not disclose to my conveyancer about the extras as it may put at risk my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
I have been recommended by numerous selling agents in Blakeney to get a quote from a solicitor on your site. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers ahead of another?
We don’t give any referral fee for sending work in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand a fee because home movers will 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.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but reside in Blakeney. My solicitor (based 200 miles awayhas requested that I sign a stat dec ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Blakeney who can attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Blakeney