We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Finedon listed by you but stumbled across some other quotes via the web look less pricey – why is this?
You can find lots of solicitors offering theoretically looks to be very low prices. We would encourage you to think twice about how much you respect your own move to you are willing to take 'cheap' risks over the standard of the legal work. Some hide extras well inside the terms and conditions. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Finedon will notbehave this way.
This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as a first time buyer of a two bedroom flat in Finedon. Do I collect the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will use a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Finedon?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.
I am expecting a AIP from Santander this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Santander recommend any Finedon solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Finedon solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Santander conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Santander through the process.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Finedon. I have a mortgage offer with Principality. 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 use 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 Principality, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel.
What will a local search inform me about the house we're purchasing in Finedon?
Finedon conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Searchflow The local search plays an important part in many a Finedon conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.
How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business property in Finedon and how can you help?
The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to business tenants, granting the right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Finedon
Am I best advised to choose a Finedon conveyancing practitioner based in the area that I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can perform the legal work however her office is over three hundred kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Finedon conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute paperwork, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and on the whole were impressed that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Finedon conveyancing lawyer just because they are Finedon based.