I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in East Hunsbury. I I would like to check whether they are on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel. Can you assist?
The first thing you should do is contact the solicitor and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively please call HSBC Bank who may be able to confirm.
It has been three months following my purchase conveyancing in East Hunsbury concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in East Hunsbury prior to appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks may not grant a loan on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in East Hunsbury. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I have been recommended by a number of property agents in East Hunsbury to choose a solicitor on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your site rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t give any referral fee for sending work in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
Is it best to choose a East Hunsbury conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal formalities but his firm is located approximately 350kilometers away.
The benefit of a local East Hunsbury conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute paperwork, present your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local East Hunsbury know how is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were happy that should outweigh using an unknown East Hunsbury conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.