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Ready to buy a new home in Hawkshead? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Hawkshead conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hawkshead

My previous conveyancer has sent a quote for just over a thousand pound for no move no fee conveyancing in Hawkshead. I’m looking to sell a purpose built house for £125,000. Is this too much? Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Hawkshead?

The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maylive to rue opting for an an untested lawyer. Don't forget to check the firm can act for your lender. Do use our comparison tool to get a quote a Hawkshead conveyancing company on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Hawkshead.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Hawkshead? What am I being asked for?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing retainer. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign should reaffirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. Should you are unwilling to provide identification documents, your solicitor will not be able to take you on as a client.

If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Hawkshead what would it be?

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Hawkshead conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with RBS. Hawkshead conveyancing solicitors have been chosen. How long does it take for RBS to forward the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

There is no definitive answer here. Have RBS completed the valuation? Have you informed RBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the RBS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Hawkshead. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £200. A couple of days later, the conveyancer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the UBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the UBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on a terraced house in Hawkshead I wish to talk to a conveyancer regarding thehome move ahead of appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Hawkshead.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a file number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Hawkshead should be the figure that you are charged.

Back In 2000, I bought a leasehold flat in Hawkshead. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in Hawkshead who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Hawkshead conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I purchased a leasehold flat in Hawkshead, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Hawkshead with a long lease are worth £176,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2101

You have 80 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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