My partner’s mother is a conveyancer. I suspect that I will be offered preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what level of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in London?
Do contrast pricing. Do use our search tool on this site. You will notice that estimates will be different but the service one can expect differ between conveyancers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as RBS, do London conveyancers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
I am expecting a AIP from Lloyds 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 Lloyds recommend any London solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint London solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Lloyds through the process.
My offer was accepted on an apartment in London on 7/6/2021, valuation was booked 2 days later, all came back fine. Property lawyer appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to RBS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Are RBS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for RBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the RBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
What is different about your site and other internet conveyancing solicitors when it comes to conveyancing in London?
At this site obtain a fixed fee costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the nuances of your conveyancing in London. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we are not in the business of charging firms a fee if you instruct them for your property ownership legalities in London
I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in London it shows results of numerous conveyancerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right property lawyer for me?
The preferential method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted referral, so enquire of friends and those you trust who have purchased a property in London or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in London vary, so it's a good idea to obtain at least four fee calculations from different solicitors. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.
Online research suggests that London solicitors are more costly than London conveyancers in London to use when purchasing a house. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I am buying a property in London.
When it comes to conveyancing in London the costs are unlikely to vary dramatically depending on whether the legal expert is a licenced conveyancer or solicitor.