Having been referred to your company we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Fishponds endorsed using your search tool but stumbled across alternative costs illustrations via the web look less expensive – why is this?
You can find numerous conveyancing organisations marketing at first sight what seems to be cut price. You should think twice about how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish in relation to the standard of the legal work. Many of them accentuate a cheap fee to tease you but bury supplemental costs in the fine print..
We are acquiring a brand new duplex in Fishponds and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to the bank to disclose incentives from the seller. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and my preference is not to delay deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Fishponds and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a factory type conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Fishponds. Having lived in Fishponds for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Fishponds completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. 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 asset 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.
I am seeking to acquire a repossessed property in Fishponds and the mortgagee in possession demand completion within a week. Can a lawyer meet that timeframe? Am I best advised to select a high street Fishponds firm or an online conveyancer that professes to complete quickly?
Attend your Fishponds shopping parade. Pop in to a couple of solicitor’s offices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for an estimate. Discuss your needs and seek assurances on speed. Appoint the one that appears most genuine. Be sure to choose a conveyancer on the panel of lawyers approved by your lender.