Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Knebworth who conducted the legals two years ago and wanted a conveyancing costs illustration based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a loan from Coventry Building Society. It looks as though am now being charged double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper internet property lawyer?
The charges seem a tad high. Where you are happy to spend time comparing quotes you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, assuming were content with the legal work the firm gave you maylive to rue choosing an an untested conveyancer. Remember to enquire that the firm can act for Coventry Building Society. Do utilise our search tool to choose a Knebworth conveyancing firm on the Coventry Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Knebworth.
Completed the sale of my flat in Knebworth last June yet the purchaser is SMS messaging daily complaining that her conveyancer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What should have happened following completion?
Post completion of your sale your conveyancer is committed to forward the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also evidence that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion procedures just for conveyancing in Knebworth.
I am selling my flat in Knebworth. Does the property lawyer need to be required to be on the HSBC conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the HSBC conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently in recent years.
The deeds to our property can not be found. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Knebworth 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
You no longer need to hold title deeds to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or property, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Knebworth before retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on such a premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Knebworth. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Knebworth to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.