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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dronfield

What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Dronfield

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Dronfield conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. 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 have a mortgage agreed in principle with Principality. Dronfield conveyancing practitioners are chosen. How long does it take for Principality to forward the offer to the lawyer?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Principality completed the survey? Have you informed Principality as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Principality conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Dronfield. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £150. Not long after, the property lawyer contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Kent Reliance 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 Kent Reliance 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.

My colleague recommended that where I am purchasing in Dronfield I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Dronfield conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Dronfield around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Dronfield Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Dronfield.

How does conveyancing in Dronfield differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Dronfield come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because builders in Dronfield tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Dronfield or who has acted in the same development.

Am I right to be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Dronfield conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often referrals from family and friends can be very helpful. Yet there are lots of players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may suggest conveyancers to use. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are free to appoint your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that many banks specify a panel list of conveyancers you have to use for the lender related work in your conveyancing.

Can you set a few of compelling benefits to selecting a high street conveyancer in Dronfield

Many buyers and sellers in Dronfield decide on using a local conveyancing practitioner so that they can attend the firm’s offices in the event that they have questions, and to sign mortgage deeds rather than run the risk of depending on the Royal Mail.

We would suggest that there is a slight advantage when opting for a solicitor nearby to a house you are buying, due to the in-depth knowledge of the region and potential local issues - however this is moot. Many conveyancers are now online and could be almost anywhere.

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