My family lawyer has quoted £1150 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Dorridge. I’m hoping to downsize from a Edwardian house for £225,000. This appears over the top. Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Dorridge?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you shop around you could decrease the fees slightly by perhaps £125. On the other hand, you mightcome to rue opting for an an untested lawyer. Remember to ensure that the firm can represent your lender. Do employ our search tool to locate a Dorridge conveyancing company on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Dorridge.
Can you suggest a Barnsley Building Society accepted Dorridge conveyancing conveyancer finish our home move within a short deadline? Would it be better to use a local Dorridge solicitor or a web based firm?
We can recommend some very good Dorridge conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Dorridge. Visit some well established law practices and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Explain your expectations together with your reasons and ask for an assurance on speed. Choose the one that genuine.
As I am unsure how the conveyancing process works what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me regarding purchase conveyancing in Dorridge?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Dorridge or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for conflict between you and others involved in the home moving process. E.g., the vendor, estate agent and even potentially the mortgage company. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Dorridge is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the transaction whose responsibility is to act in your best interests and to protect you.
We are witnessing a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be blamed for the process taking so long. You your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor ahead of the other players when it comes to the legal assignment of property.
A friend advised me that in buying a property in Dorridge there may be various restrictions prohibiting external changes to a property. Is this right?
There are anumerous of properties in Dorridge which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Dorridge should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
I can not work out if my bank requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Dorridge bank branch on numerous occasions and was reassured it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Dorridge conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they will not lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I have no idea who is right.
The conveyancing practitioner must comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 provisions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.
Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Dorridge solicitor - who is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Co-operative will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Co-operative will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Dorridge postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Dorridge.
My husband and I are first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the agent has warned us that the owners will only proceed if we instruct the agent's recommended solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Dorridge
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is counter productive. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to use your own,trusted Dorridge conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will give the estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing figures set by HQ.