Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Chester who completed the legal work two years ago asking for a conveyancing quote based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold residence and a freehold property) of similar values with a mortgage from Coventry Building Society. I am now being quoted double. Stick with what I know or do I try and find an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate does seem a little steep. Where you are willing to spend time contrasting prices you may be able to decrease the fees marginally by say £125. On the other hand, if you were satisfied with the legal work the firm offered you mightcome to rue opting for an an untested conveyancer. If is important to ensure the conveyancer can also act for Coventry Building Society. Do use our search tool to choose a Chester conveyancing firm on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Chester.
Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Chester costs more?
Chester leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
What can a local search reveal regarding the property we're buying in Chester?
Chester conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search plays a central part in many a Chester conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.
My wife and I own a renovated Edwardian property in Chester. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Chelsea Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Chester and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Chester. I happened to chance upon a web site which seems to have the ideal answer If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?