My fiance’s dad is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I can be offered mate’s fee for conveyancing, but if not, what level of fees should I be paying for conveyancing in Crabtree?
It’s wise to get 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing estimates. Do use our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that fees may be different but service levels do differ between solicitors as is true with most professions.
My Solicitor in Crabtree is not on the Halifax Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my prefered solicitor even though they are excluded from the Halifax list of approved lawyers?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Crabtree solicitors but Halifax will need to retain a solicitor on their panel. This will result in additional overall legal fees and cause frustration.
- Choose a new lawyer to to deal with the purchase, obviously checking they are Halifax approved.
- Try to convince your Halifax solicitor to seek to join the Halifax panel
Should our lawyer be making enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Crabtree.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Crabtree. There are those who purchase a property in Crabtree, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.
Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their solicitors which will figure out the risks in Crabtree. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual question of the vendor to find out whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser may bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. A purchaser’s solicitors will also carry out an enviro report. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations should be made.
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Crabtree ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders tend not grant a mortgage on this type of property.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Crabtree. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Crabtree to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
How do I use the search tool to get a costs illustration from a conveyancing practitioner in Crabtree on the authorised to act for my mortgage?
First choose a bank such as Accord Mortgages Ltd, Barnsley Building Society or Bank of Ireland then specify your preferred area a common one being Crabtree. Conveyancing organisations in Crabtree and beyond will then be shown.