I am in the throes of transferring my existing standard home loan to a Buy to Let Britannia mortgage. I have been informed by my broker that I must appoint a conveyancer for this. I got in contact with my former Hanslope conveyancing practitioner who acted on my behalf when I first acquired the premises. The pricing estimate sent of £500 has shocked me as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s just a bog-standard refinance.
The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you you were to look around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say £125. That being said, assuming were happy with the service the firm provided you mightlive to rue choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to be sure the firm can act for Britannia. Do make use of our search tool to get a quote a Hanslope conveyancing firm on the Britannia member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Hanslope.
The Hanslope conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my house acquisition in Hanslope have without warning closed. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Principality conveyancing panel and my family Hanslope lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What do I do now?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Principality conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to help.
Me and my brother own a renovated Georgian property in Hanslope. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Yorkshire Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hanslope and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.
Given that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on a garden flat in Hanslope I wish to talk to a solicitor regarding thetransaction before instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
We could not agree more - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor who will be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Hanslope.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a file reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Hanslope should be the figure that you end up paying.
We are looking to buy a repossessed house in Hanslope and the vendor demand completion within a week. Do property lawyers meet that timeframe? Am I best advised to use a high street Hanslope firm or an online company that professes to complete quickly?
Attend your Hanslope high street. Pop in to a couple of solicitor’s offices and request to talk to a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your requirements and get assurances on deadlines. Select the firm that seems most genuine. Be sure to choose a property lawyer on the panel of solicitors approved by your mortgage company.