Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Bromham who conducted the legals two years ago requesting a conveyancing quote based on the same type of home move (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a loan from Birmingham Midshires. It looks as though am now being charged twice the amount. Should I look for a cheaper online property lawyer?
The charges are a tad high. If you you were to look around you might trim some of the cost by as much as £125. On the other hand, providing that you were content with the assistance the firm provided you maycome to regret choosing an an untested conveyancer. Remember to enquire that the firm can also act for Birmingham Midshires. You can employ our search tool to find a Bromham conveyancing firm on the Birmingham Midshires approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bromham.
My solicitor has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Bromham. The seller’s lawyers have offered title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer says that he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancing practitioner will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
At what point can the exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Bromham and do I need to be at the conveyancers branch?
Where you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Bromham you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the law practices we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to address the formalities when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Bromham)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
I am selling our house in Bromham and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a nationwide conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Bromham. We have lived in Bromham for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You need to check with 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 illness)
I am selling my property. My previous conveyancers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Bromham if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Bromham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.