We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Cippenham endorsed by you but have come across some other fee calculations on the internet look cheaper – why is this?
One can find numerous solicitors offering theoretically looks to be the cheapest conveyancing in Cippenham. We would encourage you to think twice about how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the standard of the legal work. Many of them accentuate a bargain fee as a headline but bury additional costs in the small print..
Is it the case that all Cippenham solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the CLC.
We had appointed solicitors locally in Cippenham on the Kent Reliance solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional sum for dealing with the Kent Reliance mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Kent Reliance?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner may levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Kent Reliance but by your Cippenham conveyancing practitioner. Plenty of firms on the Kent Reliance panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Cippenham. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Coventry BS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Coventry BS your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Coventry BS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to Coventry BS where a lease does not satisfy these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Cippenham.
We are downsizing from our property in Cippenham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Cippenham. Having lived in Cippenham for three years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
What does commercial conveyancing in Cippenham cover?
Commercial conveyancing in Cippenham covers a wide range of guidance, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Cippenham for my purchase. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
One may search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training requirements.