Just contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Harlech who conducted the legals 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing quote based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of similar values with a home loan from Britannia. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Stick with what I know or do I try and find a cheaper internet property lawyer?
The quote is fractionally on the steep side. If you you were to look around you could shave off some of the expense by as much as £125. That being said, assuming were pleased with the legal work the firm provided you mightcome to regret choosing an an untested conveyancer. Remember to enquire the conveyancer can also act for Britannia. Do make use of our search tool to select a Harlech conveyancing firm on the Britannia approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Harlech.
Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Harlech is more expensive?
Harlech leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Harlech?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Harlech. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Harlech is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Harlech are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Harlech you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Harlech may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
My father-in-law has encouraged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Harlech. Should I find my own solicitor?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Harlech conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek feedback from friends or family who have actually used the conveyancer that you are considering.