I was referred a conveyancer who has quoted £995 for freehold conveyancing in Freshwater. I’m looking to sell a purpose built house for £300,000. Are these estimated fees excessive? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Freshwater?
The quote is fractionally on the steep side. If you are happy to invest time contrasting costs you might decrease the fees marginally by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, you maycome to rue choosing an a cheaper conveyancer. Don't forget to be sure the solicitor can act for your bank. You can utilise our search tool to get a quote a Freshwater conveyancing practice on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Freshwater.
I am buying a house and the conveyancer has referenced Chancel Repair for which the property may be liable as it falls into the area of such a church. He has suggested insurance. Is this strictly necessary for conveyancing in Freshwater
Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may assume that solicitors handling conveyancing in Freshwater to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Freshwater. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Freshwater of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Freshwater conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Freshwater conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Freshwater conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:
What are the legal fees for lease extension work? If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
I bought a basement flat in Freshwater, conveyancing formalities finalised 9 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar properties in Freshwater with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2073
With just 55 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.
I see that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the lender conveyancing panel. Do Freshwater conveyancing companies pay you a commission if I retain them for my own house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the lender conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Freshwater.