Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Fairwater who conducted the legals 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing costs illustration based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold residence and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a mortgage from Birmingham Midshires. I am now being quoted double. Should I hunt for an alternative property lawyer?
The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you are content to expend time contrasting quotes you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £100 plus VAT. That being said, providing that you were satisfied with the conveyancing the firm offered you maylive to regret opting for an a cheaper conveyancer. Remember to enquire the conveyancer can act for Birmingham Midshires. Do employ our search tool to choose a Fairwater conveyancing firm on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Fairwater.
Our lawyer has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the flat we are buying in Fairwater. The other side have offered title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor says that he must check that the lender is content with this solution. Are we the client or is the lender?
The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the lender can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancing practitioner will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
I am planning to move home in March. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Fairwater. Conveyancing solicitor was organised before I stumbled across this page.
On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from the property agent but this should only occur after the vendors solicitors advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be given over. After that you will need to inform the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in locating a residential property solicitor in Fairwater or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Fairwater.
After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Fairwater. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their solicitor. I paid an on account payment of £200. Shortly after, the solicitor called me to say that they were not on the Nationwide 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 Nationwide 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.
Intending to buy a apartment in Fairwater. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Fairwater conveyancing practitioner is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.
I need some fast conveyancing in Fairwater as I have pressure to sign on the dotted line within one month. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are are a cash buyer you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would recommend that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Fairwater the following are instances of what can crop up and adversely impact future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...
Due to sign contracts shortly on a garden flat in Fairwater. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Fairwater should include some of the following:
You would want to receive a copy of the lease You should have a good understanding of the building insurance provisions The physical extent of the premises. This will be the property itself but might incorporate a attic or basement if applicable. Repair and maintenance of the premises The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Fairwater - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
Most Fairwater leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced by the management company. Should you buy the flat you will have to pay this contribution, usually in instalments during the year. This could be anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common grounds. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent to be met yearly, normally this is not a exorbitant amount, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to enquire as on occasion it could be many hundreds of pounds. What is the name of the managing agents? Is the freehold reversion owned collectively by the leaseholders?