My friend's sister is a conveyancing practitioner. I am hopeful that I can be offered mate’s fee for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Narborough?
It’s advisable to request multiple conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this page. The charges may be different but service levels do are distinct between property lawyers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Narborough? Is this really warranted?
To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Narborough conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is usually satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill showing where you live.
Under Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancers are obliged by law to check not simply the identity of conveyancing clients but also the source of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this may lead to your lawyer ending their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.
Your conveyancers are duty bound to inform the relevant authorities should they consider that any monies received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.
Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Narborough. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Narborough and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Narborough for my home move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training requirements.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Narborough conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Narborough conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you make enquires with several firms including non Narborough conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:
If they are not ALEP accredited then why not? How many lease extensions have they completed in Narborough in the last twenty four months?
Narborough Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to buying
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? Best to be warned whether redecorating or some other major work is anticipated that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will materially increase the the service fees or require a specific invoice. The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this situation the tenants have control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently employed where it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders.