I am in need of a property lawyer. Should I go for for an online conveyancer as opposed to a local Kesgrave conveyancing solicitor?
In the main conveyancing solicitors in your neck of the woods will have excellent alliances with your local authority, which could assist with the Kesgrave conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will require. It also helps if they enjoy good rapport with the Land Registry overseeing your area Kesgrave, other property lawyers in the area and Kesgrave Estate Agents.
I am downsizing from our property in Kesgrave and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers used a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Kesgrave. We have lived in Kesgrave for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
four months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Kesgrave completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Is it possible to switch solicitor as I need to select a firm on the National Westminster Bank conveyancing list. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in Kesgrave round the corner but the firm is not approved by National Westminster Bank
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Kesgrave on the National Westminster Bank panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Kesgrave. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Kesgrave.
Am I better off to appoint a Kesgrave conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? An old friend can deal with the legal formalities however his firm is located over three hundred kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a high street Kesgrave conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were impressed that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Kesgrave conveyancing solicitor just because they are round the corner.