My fiance’s brother is a property lawyer. I expect that I'll be able to get preferential pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of costs should I be paying for conveyancing in Helston?
Do contrast pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. Whilst quotes may contrast greatly but service levels do differ between property lawyers as is the case with most professions.
Me and my brother purchased a terraced Edwardian property in Helston. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Helston and other areas of 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 mortgage companies. You can also check the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
How does conveyancing in Helston differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Helston contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Helston typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Helston or who has acted in the same development.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Helston ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Helston. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Helston for my house move. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
You may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training requirements.