We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Creigiau listed on your site but have come across some other quotes via the web seem less pricey – how come?
There are a variety of conveyancers advertising what appear to be very low prices. We would urge you to give due consideration as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to take 'cheap' risks over the standard of the legal work. Many of them list a budget quote as a headline but bury extra charges in the fine print..
My home in Creigiau is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will the conveyancer have to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Skipton conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.
2 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Creigiau took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Creigiau prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to give a mortgage on this type of property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Creigiau. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Creigiau especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Creigiau.
What can I do where I am dissatisfied with the property lawyer who undertook our conveyancing in Creigiau?
Occasionally the level of service you receive is not as you expect, and is is a fact of life that sometimes things do go wrong. However there is recourse where you were unhappy with your conveyancing in Creigiau. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a property lawyer to their governing body. If things still aren’t sorted out you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.