My family lawyer has given a fee estimate £1350 for fixed fee conveyancing in Fleetwood. I am selling a newly refurbished house for £225,000. Are these conveyancing fees excessive? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Fleetwood?
The charges are a little high. Where you are happy to invest time contrasting prices you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. That being said, you mightlive to regret opting for an an untested solicitor. Don't forget to enquire that the conveyancer can also act for your mortgage company. Do make use of our comparison tool to locate a Fleetwood conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Fleetwood.
is it true that all Fleetwood conveyancing solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Santander approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Fleetwood. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Co-operative have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As your lender is Co-operative your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions outlined in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Co-operative. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Co-operative where a lease fails to satisfy these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Fleetwood.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Fleetwood off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Nationwide. Conveyancing is new to me. 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 Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.
Have completed on a a semi-detached house in Fleetwood , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Fleetwood conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain that my name is recorded.
There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Fleetwood registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. At present approximately three quarters of such applications are fully addressed within two weeks but some can be subject to longer delays. Registration occurs after the new owner has moved in to the premises so an expedited registration is not always an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.
How does conveyancing in Fleetwood differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Fleetwood approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Fleetwood tend to acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Fleetwood or who has acted in the same development.
My father has recommend that I appoint his conveyancers in Fleetwood. Do I follow his recommendation?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Fleetwood conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to select a conveyancing practitioner is to get feedback from friends or relatives who have used the solicitor that you are considering.