My wife and I are about to complete on the purchase of a property in Bristol but as a result of damage from a small fire at the property I have managed to agree recompense from the current proprietors in the sum of three thousand pounds by way of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of amending the contract however RBS are not allowing this. Why were they informed?
Your conveyancer being on the RBS approved list is required to inform RBS of any changes to the sale price. If you prohibit your solicitor to notify the reduction to RBS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, RBS and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in Bristol.
Will conveyancers ask for money on account for conveyancing in Bristol?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Bristol your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this should be needed shortly prior to exchange of contracts. The final balance that is due should be transferred a couple of days ahead of the day of completion.
We're in Bristol, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is RBS , and our lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when buying a residence in Bristol? or Apparently there is historic law that means some house owners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards repairs towards the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Bristol?
Unless a prior acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in Bristol to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Bristol. Now, I need my documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bristol of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.