My friend's sister is a solicitor. I expect that I will be offered mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Lancashire?
You should contrast pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. Whilst quotes may contrast greatly but the service one can expect differ between property lawyers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
I have a renovated Edwardian property in Lancashire. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Godiva Mortgages Ltd. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Lancashire and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Lancashire is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Lancashire are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Lancashire you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lancashire may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
How do I use your search facility to locate a conveyancing practitioner in Lancashire on the panel for my mortgage?
Step one is to select a mortgage company such as Lloyds TSB Bank, Leeds Building Society or Bank of Ireland then type in your location e.g. Lancashire. Conveyancing organisations in Lancashire and beyond should be listed.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Lancashire for my house move. Can I see a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training requirements.