My partner’s uncle is a conveyancing practitioner. I expect that I will receive friends and family fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Clifton Village?
It’s a good idea to seek multiple conveyancing quotes. Do use our search tool on this site. You will notice that charges may contrast greatly but service levels do are distinct between property lawyers as is the case with most professions.
It is a dozen years since I acquired my house in Clifton Village. Conveyancing solicitors have just been instructed on the sale but I am unable to find the title deeds. Is this a problem?
Don’t worry too much. First there is a chance that the deeds will be retained by your mortgage company or they may still be with the solicitor who handled your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Clifton Village relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it is more tricky but is resolvable.
I am assisting my sister sell her house in Clifton Village. Does the conveyancer commission an energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to coordinate?
Following the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was kept a compulsory element of moving house. An energy assessment must be to hand prior to the property being advertised. This is not a task that law firms ordinarily organise. If you are using a Clifton Village conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with reputable local accredited person
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Clifton Village off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Clydesdale. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.
Planning on purchasing a house in Clifton Village. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Clifton Village solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel.
I have a renovated Edwardian property in Clifton Village. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Britannia. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
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 Clifton Village and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
Is it possible to switch solicitor as I need to select one who is on the Britannia conveyancing list. I hired a local conveyancing solicitor in Clifton Village five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Britannia
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Clifton Village on the Britannia panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Clifton Village. Using search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Clifton Village.