I was recommended to a lawyer who has sent a quote for £995 for freehold conveyancing in Burton upon Trent. I’m looking to sell a Victorian property for £250,000. Is this too much? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Burton upon Trent?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you maylive to regret choosing an a cheaper conveyancer. Don't forget to be sure that the solicitor can act for your bank. You can utilise our search tool to get a quote a Burton upon Trent conveyancing practice on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Burton upon Trent.
At what point does exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Burton upon Trent and do I need to be at the conveyancers branch?
Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Burton upon Trent you are welcome to attend to sign documents. That being said, the firms we work with supply a countrywide conveyancing service and provide just as diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not the critical part. A signed contract simply enables the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Burton upon Trent)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
How does conveyancing in Burton upon Trent differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Burton upon Trent come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Burton upon Trent typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Burton upon Trent or who has acted in the same development.
My cousin has suggested that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in Burton upon Trent. Do I take his recommendation?
There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to get referrals from friends or family who have experience in using the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.
What do I do if I am not happy with the solicitor who carried out my conveyancing in Burton upon Trent?
We live in an imperfect world, and unfortunately every so often matters do not go as planned. However there is recourse if you were not happy with your conveyancing in Burton upon Trent. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their regulator. If you remain aggrieved you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.