Our family solicitor has given a fee calculation of £1350 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Hull West. I’m looking to sell a Victorian detached home for £250,000. This sounds over the top. Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Hull West?
The estimate does seem marginally steep. Where you are content to spend time scrutinising fee on a like for like basis you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. That being said, you maylive to regret opting for an a cheaper lawyer. Don't forget to ensure the solicitor can represent your mortgage company. Do utilise our search tool to select a Hull West conveyancing practice on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Hull West.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Hull West last February yet the purchaser is e-mailing me complaining that her solicitor is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
Following your sale your conveyancer is duty bound to forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer should also confirm that the mortgage has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements specific conveyancing in Hull West.
Can I be sure that the Hull West conveyancing solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Hull West seeking recommendations is a sensible 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 advocate that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.
I am expecting a DIP from Aldermore this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Aldermore recommend any Hull West solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Hull West solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Aldermore through the process.
Intending to buy a house in Hull West. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the HSBC conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Hull West lawyer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Hull West conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hull West conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Hull West conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:
How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?
Hull West Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing
Generally speaking the cost for major works tend not to be included within service charges, although there some managing agents in Hull West require tenants to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance. Make sure you enquire if the the lease includes any onerous restrictions in the lease. By way of example it is very common in Hull West leases that pets are not allowed in certain buildings in Hull West. If you like the flatin Hull West yet your cat can’t make the move with you then you will be presented with a difficult decision. What prohibitions are contained in the Hull West Lease?
My partner and I are purchasing a studio flat in Hull West. At the point of instructing our lawyer, we were told they were on all major UK lender panels. Our financial adviser called today to advise that they are not on the Kent Reliance approved list. If it turns out to be true, what should we do? Do we simply find a different property lawyer that is on their approved list or do we pay for dual representation, with Kent Reliance appointing their own approved conveyancer.
If you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is standard for the purchaser’s lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a property lawyer has to be on that lender's list of approved lawyers. An application has to be made by the lawyer to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict conditions which the conveyancer has to meet. Some banks now insist their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should call Kent Reliance to discover if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on Kent Reliance's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Hull West lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.