My previous lawyer has quoted £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in Christchurch. I am selling a Victorian detached home for £225,000. Is this expensive? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Christchurch?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you shop around you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you mightlive to regret choosing an an untested lawyer. Don't forget to enquire that the firm can also act for your bank. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Christchurch conveyancing company on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch.
We note that you have a search directory identifying solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Christchurch?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Christchurch.
I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Christchurch for our home move. Our broker has since advised us that our mortgage company Barclays Direct won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?
Lenders tend to restrict either the category or the number of conveyancing firms on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the profile of firm, a few lenders have reduced the amount of solicitor practices they use to act for them. Be aware that Barclays Direct have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Barclays Direct Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a primary driver in the reduction of conveyancing panels since 2008 even though there are differing views regarding the extent of solicitor engagement in some of that fraud. Data from the Land Registry indicate that hundreds of law firms, including some in or near Christchurch only execute a couple conveyances a year.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Christchurch. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Christchurch
Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
My mum and dad cant seem to find their Christchurch property on the HMLR online search facility. They have a vague recollection fifty years ago when they bought the property there were complications regarding Christchurch not being identified on some systems.
The vast majority of premises in Christchurch should be revealed. Have you tried a search to simply the postcode. Usually it will disclose all the premises inside the postcode. Assuming the property is recorded it will show up with a title number. Where they bought back in the 60’s it's conceivable it may be unrecorded. The address could still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title deeds which may be with your parent’s bank.