Should lawyers request an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in Otford?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Otford your lawyer will request that you place them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Generally this is asked for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the total price then this will be asked for immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed should be transferred a couple of days ahead of the completion date.
I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Otford who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland in certain locations such as Otford. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Can I be sure that the Otford conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Otford obtaining recommendations is a good start. 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 which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Otford off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Lloyds. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Otford. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £150. A few days later, the conveyancer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Barclays panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I am looking to sell my property. My past conveyancers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Otford if that affects matters.
Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Otford. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
I was told by my mortgage company that their approved conveyancers operate no completion no fee basis for conveyancing in Otford. I had a purchase abort yet the conveyancers have invoiced for search fees! They are claiming that the fees are nothing to do with their fees!
Otford conveyancing search costs are disbursements not solicitors costs as these are payable to independent parties.