Just contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Cookham who completed the legal work 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a mortgage from Birmingham Midshires. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper online conveyancer?
The estimate does seem a tad on the high side. If you are content to expend time contrasting quotes you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, assuming were pleased with the assistance the firm provided you mightlive to regret choosing an an unknown solicitor. Don't forget to enquire that the solicitor can also act for Birmingham Midshires. Do employ our search tool to locate a Cookham conveyancing firm on the Birmingham Midshires member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Cookham.
We note that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the Principality conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for our conveyancing in Cookham?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Principality conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Cookham.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Cookham I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Cookham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?
If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Cookham for my house move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Anyone can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training requirements.
I am in the process of purchasing my first house in Cookham. Conveyancing practitioner already selected. The financial consultant pointed out that a survey is not appropriate as the house was only constructed in 1997.
You would be best advised to undertake a Home Buyer's Report. Given the premises was built over a decade ago the property will be without a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of problems a Home Buyer's report could suffice. They will highlight any apparent issues and suggest further investigation if appropriate. Where there are any signs of problems obtain a comprehensive structural survey.