Please could you recommend a Leeds Building Society allowed Lowestoft conveyancing lawyer that can complete within 28 days? Am I best advised to go for a high street Lowestoft practice or a nationwide conveyancer?
We can recommend some very good Lowestoft conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Lowestoft. Go in to two or three firms and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Discuss your requirements together with the reasons and ask for an assurance on your deadline. Choose the lawyer that appears most efficient.
At what point will exchange of contracts take place for purchase conveyancing in Lowestoft and do I need to be at the lawyers office?
If you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Lowestoft you are welcome to come in to sign the paperwork. However, the law practices we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the property agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Lowestoft)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
We are purchasing a apartment in Lowestoft. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we will need to send our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Is it the case that all Lowestoft solicitor practices on the UBS conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the UBS conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Lowestoft. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Lowestoft I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Lowestoft in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
If you require a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
My uncle has encouraged me to instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Lowestoft. Should I choose my own solicitor?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Lowestoft conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to have feedback from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the solicitor you're contemplating using.