My previous lawyer has given a fee estimate £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in Chorley. I’m looking to sell a Edwardian detached home for £150,000. Are these conveyancing fees excessive? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Chorley?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the high side. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £125. On the other hand, you maylive to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. Remember to enquire the firm can also act for your lender. Do employ our comparison tool to get a quote a Chorley conveyancing firm on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Chorley.
In the event thatI was to purchase a straightforward housein Chorley mortgage fee and have no survey and no local authority searches how much could I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Chorley?
Any savings you would gain would be limited to the Chorley conveyancing searches. Your property lawyer is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with the sellers conveyancer, SDLT submission, register the property etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge however it will not be significant.
I'm purchasing my first flat in Chorley with a loan from Aldermore. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent advised me not inform my solicitor about this deal as it would impact my mortgage with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Chorley ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to issue a loan on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. If you call us we can investigate further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Chorley. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased aunt’s Will, with a property in Chorley which is to be marketed. The bungalow is unregistered at the Land Registry and I'm told that some purchasers will insist that it is in place before they'll proceed. What's the mechanism for this?
In the circumstances you refer to it seems prudent to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.