The conveyancer who dealt with my former purchase has sent a quote for £1200 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Cornwall. I am looking to sell a purpose built property for £125,000. Is this over the top? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Cornwall?
The charges are a bit high. If you are willing to expend time comparing costs you might reduce the fees slightly by as much as £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you couldcome to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. If is important to be sure the firm can act for your lender. Do utilise our comparison tool to select a Cornwall conveyancing company on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Cornwall.
What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Cornwall
Do not opt for the lowest Cornwall conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.
We previously selected solicitors locally in Cornwall on the HSBC solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a supplemental charge for handling the HSBC mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by HSBC?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancing practitioner can levy a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by HSBC but by your Cornwall solicitor. Numerous firms on the HSBC panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of practices incorporate it on their overall fee.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Cornwall. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their solicitor. I paid an advanced payment of £225. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Various web forums that I have visited warn that are the primary cause of hinderance in Cornwall conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Cornwall.
I am buying a new build apartment in Cornwall. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cornwall
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. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.
Is there a difference between surveying and conveyancing in Cornwall?
Conveyancing - in Cornwall or elsewhere - is the legal term given to transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It involves the investigation of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you’re intending to buy and will help you find out about the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you a powerful reason for negotiating the purchase price down or asking the vendor to remedy the defects prior to you complete your move.