In the event thatI were to buy a freehold homein Ongar for cash and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Ongar?
The only saving you would achieve is the costs for searches. The lawyer still got to do everything else - money laundering, correspond with the vendors conveyancing practitioner, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a charge however it will not be a lot.
Finally the sale completed on my house in Ongar last January but our buyer keeps telephoning daily to say her solicitor needs to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your conveyancer is obliged to forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where appropriate, your solicitor must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion formalities peculiar conveyancing in Ongar.
My Conveyancer in Ongar has never been on on the The Royal Bank of Scotland Solicitor Panel. Can I still continue with my family solicitor even though they are not on the The Royal Bank of Scotland panel?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Ongar solicitors but The Royal Bank of Scotland will need to use a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal fees and result in delays.
- Find an alternative practitioner to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are The Royal Bank of Scotland approved.
- Persuade your The Royal Bank of Scotland based solicitor to try to join the The Royal Bank of Scotland panel
There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Ongar but how do I know who I should use?
We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest Ongar conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Ongar. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?
Given that you are now for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer soon as you are facing a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property will have a bespoke legal pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the auction pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You should hand this to the conveyancer working for you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete on the on the contractual date .
My wife and I are spending time looking at flats in Ongar and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it wise to have a solicitor on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a home loan with Santander.
It would be sensible to start your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Santander, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Santander conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
My husband and I are four weeks into a residential purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the selling agent to handle our conveyancing in Ongar. I am am extremely frustrated with the level of service. Can you help me find new solicitors?
A lawyer would need to be really poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has your loan offer been generated? If so you need to advise them of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are re-issued. The solicitor ideally should be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental expenses and complications. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool can assist you in finding a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Ongar