My wife and I are buying a apartment in Godmanchester. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we will need to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Godmanchester. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?
Having exchanged you will need to hire the services of a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you are faced with a pending a fixed date to complete the transaction. All auction property will have a bespoke auction pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold premises the auction papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to leasehold premises. You must pass this on to the lawyer working for you as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the on the contractual date .
Intending to buy a flat in Godmanchester. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Godmanchester property lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel.
I require expedited conveyancing in Godmanchester as I am under an ultimatum to complete in less than 4 weeks. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are are a mortgage free buyer you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Godmanchester the following are instances of what can crop up and therefore impact the marketability of the property: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
Taking into account that I am about to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a terraced house in Godmanchester I wish to talk to a conveyancer concerning thehouse move prior to appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?
Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor due to be doing your property ownership legalities in Godmanchester.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a matter reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for your conveyancing in Godmanchester should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Godmanchester for my sale. Is there any facility to review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
You may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training requirements.
We have instructed a Godmanchester conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (FTB’s) and have spotted in the engagement letter that they are not overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority. Need I be worried or is that usually the case with property lawyer?
We can't see why they should be. Most solicitor don't lend money. They should be governed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who set stringent laws covering monies sitting by them.