Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Dursley who conducted the legals 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing costs illustration based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a loan from Barnsley Building Society. I am now being charged double. Should I look for an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The charges appear a little high. If you are willing to expend time scrutinising charges you may be able to reduce the fees marginally by say £125. On the other hand, assuming were content with the conveyancing the firm offered you maycome to rue opting for an a cheaper lawyer. Don't forget to enquire the solicitor can act for Barnsley Building Society. Do use our search tool to choose a Dursley conveyancing firm on the Barnsley Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Dursley.
I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (five years built) in Dursley. Almost all the flats have already been disposed of. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in Dursley?
Conveyancing Searches are a critical link in the Dursley conveyancing process. There are hundreds companies conducting Dursley conveyancing searches, as well straight from the local authority. These are generally termed personal search companies and they produce, not surprisingly, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must secure their information from the local authority.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Dursley and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Dursley lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Dursley. We have lived in Dursley for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
How does conveyancing in Dursley differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Dursley contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because new home sellers in Dursley tend to buy the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Dursley or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one close by in Dursley I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Dursley in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?
Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.