My family solicitor has sent a quote for £1150 for fixed fee conveyancing in Camberwell. I’m selling a Georgian house for £275,000. Is this expensive? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Camberwell?
The costs illustration is slightly on the steep side. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. That being said, you maylive to regret opting for an an untested solicitor. If is important to ensure the conveyancer can represent your mortgage company. Do utilise our search tool to choose a Camberwell conveyancing company on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Camberwell.
I am selling our property in Camberwell and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Camberwell lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Camberwell. We have lived in Camberwell for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You must 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 sickness)
I completed on my home on 16 January and the transaction details are still not registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Camberwell said it will be formalised in less than a month. Are titles in Camberwell particularly slow to register?
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Camberwell registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any third parties. As of today roughly three quarters of submission are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration is effected once the buyer has moved in to the premises so 'speed' is not usually primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Camberwell before retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a mortgage on such a house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Camberwell. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
We're first time buyers - agreed a price, but the selling agent told us that the owners will only proceed if we use their preferred solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Camberwell
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this request. Should the owner want ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated purchaser is counter productive. Try to communicate with the vendors directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to appoint your own,trusted Camberwell conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a kickback or achieve conveyancing figures demanded by head office.