How can we tell if a Holborn conveyancing solicitor on the Bank of Ireland panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Holborn obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.
My wife and I are in the process of viewing houses in Holborn and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a mortgage with Bank of Ireland.
It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the estate agent. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Holborn off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
I need some quick conveyancing in Holborn as I have an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line in less than one month. A mortgage is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?
If.Given you are are a mortgage free buyer you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no lawyer would recommend that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Holborn the following are instances of what can appear and therefore impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...
I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Holborn. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Holborn of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I was advised by a number of property agents in Holborn to find a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to recommend your services ahead of a competitor’s?
We don’t give any commission for pointing buyers and sellers to this site. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a house in Swansea but live in Holborn. My solicitor (based 235 miles awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Holborn to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Holborn based