The owners of the house we are hoping to buy are using a conveyancing practitioner in Chesham who has suggested a exclusivity agreement with a deposit two thousand pounds. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?
This form of arrangement is unusual in Chesham, conveyancers will often sway clients away from them as they detract from focusing on the main conveyancing focus and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the solicitor at best left with an upset client and at worst a litigious one. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that just because the owner has executed a lock out agreement they will sell to you. They may be in contravention of the contract if they receive a big enough offer to do so because a wronged party with the benefit of a exclusivitycontract will still be duty bound to show losses as a consequence of the breach and this may not amount to the extra amount that the owner may obtain by breaching the agreement, however morally shameful the behaviour is.
We previously chose conveyancers with offices in Chesham on the TSB solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a further amount for the legal aspects of the TSB mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by TSB?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your solicitor can levy a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by TSB but by your Chesham solicitor. Plenty of firms on the TSB panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms incorporate it on their overall fee.
Can I be sure that the Chesham conveyancing solicitor on the Skipton panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Chesham getting recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Yorkshire BS. Chesham conveyancing solicitors were instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Yorkshire BS?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Yorkshire BS completed the valuation? Have you advised Yorkshire BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
Is it possible to transfer to a new solicitor as I have to choose a firm on the Accord Mortgages Ltd conveyancing list. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Chesham round the corner but he is not approved by Accord Mortgages Ltd
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Chesham on the Accord Mortgages Ltd panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Chesham. In making use of search facility on this website, you can scrutinise charges for conveyancing solicitors in Chesham and beyond.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Chesham for my sale. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training purposes.
Me and my partner are about to complete buying a house in Chesham but as a result of wreckage from the recent storms I have negotiated recompense from the vendor of £2k in the form of a reduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process however my bank will not permit this. Why were they approached?
Any conveyancing practitioner being on a lender conveyancing panel is duty bound to advise the bank of any amendments to the sale figure. If you prohibit your solicitor to disclose the price change to your mortgage company then they would need to disinstructing themselves from acting for you and the bank.