I am purchasing a terraced house in Melbourne. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Melbourne you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Melbourne.
My relative recommended that if I am buying in Melbourne I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Melbourne conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Melbourne around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Melbourne.
I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Melbourne prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may refuse to give a loan on such a home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Melbourne. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
We are one month into a freehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Melbourne. I am am very dissatisfied with the level of service. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
They would need to be very bad in order to consider replacing them. Has your loan offer been sent? In the event that it has you must advise them of the replacement solicitor and get the mortgage documents are re-issued. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid added charges and frustration. So that should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool will assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Melbourne
How do I find a Melbourne conveyancing solicitor on the bank conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel search on this website. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Melbourne and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Melbourne. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the lender solicitor panel.