My previous lawyer has given a fee estimate £995 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Eaglescliffe. I am selling a newly refurbished property for £300,000. This sounds expensive. Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Eaglescliffe?
The charges are a little high. Where you are willing to expend time comparing prices you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. On the other hand, you maycome to regret choosing an an unknown lawyer. Don't forget to be sure the solicitor can represent your mortgage company. You can use our comparison tool to select a Eaglescliffe conveyancing practice on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Eaglescliffe.
It is a dozen years since I acquired my house in Eaglescliffe. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been instructed on the sale but I am unable to locate my title documents. Will this cause complications?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be with your lender or they may be in the possession of the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Eaglescliffe relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
I am considering applying for a Clydesdale mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Eaglescliffe with 70% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Clydesdale ?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Clydesdale will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Eaglescliffe?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Eaglescliffe. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent has warned us that the owners will only go ahead if we use their chosen conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local solicitor used to conveyancing in Eaglescliffe
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this ultimatum. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to use your preferred Eaglescliffe conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will provide the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by head office.