I was referred a conveyancer who has sent a quote for £1350 for fixed fee conveyancing in Castle Bromwich. I’m hoping to downsize from a purpose built property for £125,000. Are these conveyancing fees excessive? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Castle Bromwich?
The charges are a little high. If you are prepared to expend time comparing fee on a like for like basis you might shave off some of the expense by say £125. On the other hand, you mightcome to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. If is important to be sure the firm can act for your mortgage company. Do use our search tool to choose a Castle Bromwich conveyancing company on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Castle Bromwich.
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Castle Bromwich? Why is this being asked of me?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing instruction. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be checked. If you are unwilling to hand over ID verification documents, your solicitor would not be able to act for you.
My solicitor has informed me that chancel insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Castle Bromwich?
The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Nottingham, do Castle Bromwich solicitors face a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are unaware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with UBS. Castle Bromwich conveyancing practitioners were chosen. How long does it take for UBS to issue the offer to the conveyancer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have UBS completed the valuation? Have you advised UBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the UBS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Castle Bromwich. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact 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 Castle Bromwich 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.
What advice do you have for searching for freehold conveyancing in Castle Bromwich?
First ask the people you trust who they used in the past and if they were happy with the service. Second, search the internet for conveyancing in Castle Bromwich. Phone a couple or more firms from the list and request that they send you their conveyancing charges and speak to the lawyer who will conduct your conveyancing before you commit. Third is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right lawyers taking into account your unique requirements including location,speed, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is.Do not be fooled by £99 conveyancing solicitors in Castle Bromwich