My fiance’s uncle is a conveyancer. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get mate’s rates for conveyancing, but if not, what level of fees should I be paying for conveyancing in Great Linford?
You should compare pricing. Do use our search tool on this page. You will notice that amounts may contrast greatly but service levels do differ between property lawyers as is true with most professions.
My husband and I changing mortgage lender for our maisonette in Great Linford with TSB. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is forfeited by the lender. I have two concerns (1) Is this document specific to the TSB conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his entitlement to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to TSB. This is solely used to protect TSB if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of TSB had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.
Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Great Linford costs more?
In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Great Linford and Buckinghamshire usually necessitates extra work compared to freehold transactions. This includes reviewing the lease, communicating with the landlord concerning the service of required notices, securing current service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first granted.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Great Linford. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do call 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 Great Linford 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.
How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find a Great Linford based one who is on the bank conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?
In the event that you have not formally instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and at this stage simply received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Great Linford that you're thinking of instructing.