My previous conveyancer has given a fee calculation of £995 for freehold conveyancing in London. I’m selling a Victorian house for £250,000. This sounds expensive. Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in London?
The quote is slightly on the steep side. If you are content to invest time comparing charges you might trim some of the cost by perhaps £125. On the other hand, you mightcome to rue opting for an an untested solicitor. If is important to be sure that the conveyancer can act for your bank. Do utilise our comparison tool to get a quote a London conveyancing practice on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in London.
Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in London even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance where I intend to acquire a shop in London with a mortgage from The Royal Bank of Scotland?
Our search tool is predominantly utilised to find residential conveyancing solicitors in London but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page some London commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the firm directly to establish if they can also act for The Royal Bank of Scotland
My lawyer in London is not listed on the Barclays Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Barclays panel?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred London lawyers but Barclays will need to use a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal fees and result in frustration.
- Find a new practitioner to to deal with the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Convince your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Barclays conveyancing panel
I am buying a new build house in London with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my lawyer about this deal as it may put at risk my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
My business partner and I are planning to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering no-sale-no fees for commercial conveyancing in London for under 1500k?
We are happy to recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in London, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to purchase or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can put you in touch with the right firm. As for the costs this will depend on the structure and nuances of the deal. Please provide us with your contact information or phone so as to enable us to supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.