I have just started taking steps with the aim of changing my existing standard mortgage to a Buy to Let Leeds Building Society mortgage. I was told by my mortgage that I need a solicitor as part of the process. I got in contact with my previous Duston conveyancing firm who dealt with the legals when I initially acquired the house. The costs estimate supplied of £575 plus disbursements is an eye-watering amount to do this as its a remortgage than a sale or purchase.
The estimate fees are a tad high. If you are happy to expend time comparing quotes you might reduce the fees slightly by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, providing that you were pleased with the service the firm gave you mightlive to rue choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Remember to enquire that the solicitor can represent Leeds Building Society. Do utilise our search tool to get a quote a Duston conveyancing firm on the Leeds Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Duston.
Can I be sure that the Duston conveyancing solicitor on the Leeds Building Society panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Duston obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Duston. I have a mortgage offer with Nationwide. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Duston. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.
The deeds to our house are lost. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Duston 5 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should be aware precisely where to find all the suitable paperwork so you may purchase or dispose of your house without a hitch. If copies can’t be found, your solicitor may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on your premises.
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Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £225,000 apartment in Duston next Thursday. The managing agents has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Duston?
Duston conveyancing on leasehold apartments often requires the buyer’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer such questions most will be content to assist. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it exceeds £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration charges, without which the invoice is technically not due. In reality one has no choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.
I acquired a 2 bed flat in Duston, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding properties in Duston with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2074
With 55 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £31,400 and £36,200 plus costs.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.