I was recommended to a lawyer who has given a fee calculation of £1400 for fixed fee conveyancing in Box. I’m hoping to downsize from a Edwardian property for £300,000. This seems too much. Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Box?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you shop around you could reduce the fees slightly by say £100 plus VAT. That being said, you maylive to rue choosing an an untested solicitor. Remember to enquire that the solicitor can act for your mortgage company. You can employ our search tool to choose a Box conveyancing practice on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Box.
The deeds to my home can not be found. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Box 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
As long as you have a registered title the details of your proprietorship will be held by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to perform a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and secure up to date copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for £20 inclusive of VAT.
I decided to have a survey done on a property in Box before retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Box. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Box especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Box.
What tools are available to search for a Box solicitor on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel upto 20miles to meet the lawyer.
You can use the tool on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of Box conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Box conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to check if they are on the Nationwide Building Society panel
We are in the process of purchasing a house in Box. Could the conveyancing practitioner have our purchase price confidential from sites such as Rightmove. Is this achievable and how?
The Land Registry are legally bound to note price sold data on the official title for residential properties nationwide which includes homes in Box. The Title Register is an open document, so HMLR would be breaching their statutory obligations excluded certain properties such as your property in Box.
You can ask HM Land Registry to withhold the price paid data however the answer will be in the negative.