Just been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in Merseyside who acted for me two years ago and wanted a conveyancing costs illustration based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a mortgage from Barclays . I am now being charged double. Better the devil I know or do I seek out an alternative property lawyer?
The charges appear a bit high. If you you were to look around you might trim some of the expense by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, if you were happy with the service the firm gave you maycome to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. Remember to enquire the conveyancer can act for Barclays . You can employ our search tool to locate a Merseyside conveyancing firm on the Barclays conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Merseyside.
We are buying a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Merseyside who is on the Santander approved panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Santander . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Merseyside.
I am buying my first flat in Merseyside with a mortgage from Godiva Mortgages Ltd. The developers would not move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The sale representative advised me not inform my lawyer about this extras as it will jeopardize my loan with Godiva Mortgages Ltd. 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 partner has encouraged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Merseyside. Should I use them?
No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing practitioner is to get guidance from friends or relatives who have experience in using the solicitor that you are considering.
How and when do I incur stamp duty payable for my Merseyside house purchase?
Your lawyer should fill out a Land Transaction Return Form on your behalf as part of your Merseyside purchase transaction for signature. On completion your property lawyer will submit your STL Return Form to the Tax Authorities and - assuming they have the money - settle any tax bill liability for you.