Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Greasby who completed the legal work 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house move (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of similar values with a loan from Birmingham Midshires. It looks as though am now being charged double. Better the devil I know or should I try and find an alternative conveyancer?
The charges appear a tad high. If you are content to invest time scrutinising costs you might shave off some of the expense by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, providing that you were satisfied with the legal work the firm gave you maylive to regret choosing an an untested lawyer. If is important to be sure that the firm can act for Birmingham Midshires. You can use our search tool to get a quote a Greasby conveyancing firm on the Birmingham Midshires approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Greasby.
As a novice what is the most important piece of guidance you can impart regarding purchase conveyancing in Greasby?
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Greasby and elsewhere in Merseyside is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the seller, estate agent and sometimes a lender. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Greasby is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the transaction whose interest is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.
There is a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be blamed for the process taking so long. We recommend that you should always trust your lawyer ahead of the other parties in the home moving process.
I am helping my aunt sell her house in Greasby. Does the conveyancing solicitor commission an energy assessment or do I organise this?
Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates became a mandatory component of moving house. An EPC needs to be commissioned before the property is put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers ordinarily organise. Where you are using a Greasby conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with long established Greasby accredited person
I currently have a mortgage with TSB for my property in Greasby. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform TSB?
TSB must be informed of your intention prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of TSB’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact TSB directly. You need not do this via a TSB conveyancing panel lawyer.
I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by RBS. Is it usual for RBS to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Greasby is approved on their conveyancing panel? RBS have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for RBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the RBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Greasby. Now, I need the documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Greasby 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.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Greasby for my house move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
You may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training requirements.