We note that you have a search directory identifying firms on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Houghton Regis?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Houghton Regis.
Our lender has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Houghton Regis but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Houghton Regis or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?
The minority of Houghton Regis conveyancing practices are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Please make the most of our search tool to locate a Houghton Regis conveyancing solicitor on the on the mortgage company panel.
I am helping my aunt sell her property in Houghton Regis. Does the solicitor order the energy assessment or it is for the owner to see to?
Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was retained a required component of selling a house. An energy assessment should be to hand before the property is placed on the market. It is not a task that conveyancers normally organise. Where you are using a Houghton Regis conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established Houghton Regis providers
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with UBS. Houghton Regis conveyancing lawyers are instructed. How long does it take for UBS to forward the offer to the property lawyer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have UBS conducted the valuation? Have you advised UBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the UBS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
Leeds Building Society have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a property in Houghton Regis has been agreed to, now what?
The estate agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the solicitors are on the lender’s approved list). Contact Leeds Building Society or the broker and finalise any relevant paperwork. Leeds Building Society will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to arrange an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight to receive the mortgage offer. Leeds Building Society will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Houghton Regis.
What can a local search reveal concerning the property I am purchasing in Houghton Regis?
Houghton Regis conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Searches UK The local search plays a central role in most Houghton Regis conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.
I have today had an offer accepted on a leasehold flat in Houghton Regis and the broker that we are using recommended his lawyer. He quoted a thousand pounds excluding VAT and disbursements. Does this sound steep?
You should not rely on a single quote. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Houghton Regis. Then choose one that you are comfortable with and crucially, is on the approved panel of the bank that you are sourcing your mortgage from.