Recently been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Markyate who conducted the legals 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a loan from Nationwide Building Society. I am now being charged double. Should I hunt for an alternative conveyancer?
The quote is slightly on the high side. If you shop around you may be able to decrease the fees slightly by say £100 plus VAT. That being said, if you were pleased with the assistance the firm offered you maylive to rue choosing an a cheaper conveyancer. Don't forget to ensure that the firm can act for Nationwide Building Society. You can utilise our search tool to get a quote a Markyate conveyancing firm on the Nationwide Building Society member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Markyate.
Can I be sure that the Markyate conveyancing solicitor on the Bank of Ireland panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Markyate seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.
Santander have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a property in Markyate has been accepted, what are the next steps?
The estate agent will need to know who your solicitors are (be sure the solicitors are on the bank’s approved list). Call up Santander or your broker and finish off any relevant forms. Santander will appoint a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or owners to schedule an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. Santander will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Markyate.
Our offer on a house in Markyate has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Markyate. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Lloyds started?
It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs too early (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Markyate conveyancing search costs, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your property lawyer is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. As to the next phase this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your transaction, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some buyers will apply for the mortgage with Lloyds and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to proceed with searches.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Markyate?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Markyate. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Markyate and how can your lawyers assist?
The 1954 Act provides a safeguard to business lessees, granting the right to apply to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Markyate is one of the numerous locations in which our lawyers are located
My uncle has recommend that I use his conveyancers in Markyate. Do I follow his advice?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Markyate conveyancing lawyer the best way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to seek guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the firm that you are contemplating using.