I was referred a solicitor who has given a fee estimate £1150 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Filton. I’m looking to sell a Victorian property for £175,000. Is this over the top? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Filton?
The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you are prepared to invest time comparing fee on a like for like basis you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightcome to rue opting for an an untested lawyer. Remember to be sure the solicitor can act for your bank. You can make use of our comparison tool to locate a Filton conveyancing firm on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Filton.
My home in Filton is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Does my solicitor have to be required to be on the Santander conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Santander conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently currently.
I am assisting my mother sell her house in Filton. Does the conveyancer commission the EPC or should I organise this?
After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was left as a compulsory component of moving house. An energy assessment should be commissioned before the property is put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors ordinarily arrange. Where you are instructing a Filton conveyancing solicitor they may be able to arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established local providers
This question may be naive but I am new to the house moving as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in Filton. Do I receive the keys to the property on the completion date from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Filton?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the seller's lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be invited to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Aldermore, do Filton solicitors incur an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
I am buying a new build apartment in Filton. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Filton
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?
In my capacity as executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but live in Filton. My conveyancer (approximately 235 kilometers awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Filton to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Filton