I was referred a conveyancer who has quoted £1350 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Kew. I am hoping to downsize from a modern property for £200,000. This appears overpriced. Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Kew?
The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you shop around you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you mightlive to regret choosing an an unknown lawyer. Don't forget to be sure that the firm can also act for your mortgage company. Do make use of our search tool to choose a Kew conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Kew.
As a FTB what is the most important advice you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Kew?
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Kew or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For example, the vendor, property agent and on occasion your bank. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Kew should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to look after your legal interests and to protect you.
We are witnessing a distinct creep in the "blame" culture- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. You must always trust your lawyer ahead of the other parties in the home moving process.
What does a local search tell me regarding the property I am buying in Kew?
Kew conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Kew conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (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 topic headings.
My husband and I are a couple of weeks into a freehold purchase having been referred to solicitors by the estate agent to carry out the conveyancing in Kew. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
They would need to be very poor in order to consider replacing them. Has the mortgage offer been sent? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new contact details and have the loan are re-issued. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid added expenses and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Kew
When it comes to my conveyancing in Kew should I be charged VAT on the following: (1) Land reg fee on purchase (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on purchase (4) Bank TT fee
(1) Land reg fee on purchase - No (2) Pre - completion search fees -No, (such conveyancing searches are HMLR ones and means £4 and possibly £2 bankruptcy per name on your mortgage) (3) SDLT E submission on your purchase - There is no VAT on Stamp Duty. However if the firm is charging a stamp duty e-submission fee as part of their services - some Kew conveyancers do - that will incur VAT(4) Bank transfer fee - Yes it is for the lawyer's time in submitting the funds this way.