Our family solicitor has given a fee estimate £1150 for fixed fee conveyancing in Park Hill. I’m selling a Victorian detached home for £225,000. Is this overpriced? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Park Hill?
The charges are a bit high. If you are content to expend time comparing costs you might decrease the fees marginally by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you couldlive to rue choosing an an unknown conveyancer. If is important to check that the firm can represent your mortgage company. Do use our comparison tool to get a quote a Park Hill conveyancing firm on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Park Hill.
Some advice if I may. My Park Hill solicitor is assuring me that he is legally obliged toorder Park Hill conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Lloydsapproved lawyer panel. Is this really necessary?
You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a home loan with a lender your solicitor has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Park Hill conveyancing searches.
My husband and I have organised the release of further funds on our home loan from TSB as we intend to conduct improvements to our house in Park Hill. Are we obliged to select a local Park Hill solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
TSB would not normally instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the TSB list.
I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Park Hill solicitor - who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Skipton will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Skipton will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Park Hill surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
Our offer on a property in Park Hill has been accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have offered on a flat, however it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Park Hill. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Virgin Money?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, Park Hill conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your property lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market the majority of purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Virgin Money and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with searches.
Is it possible to change solicitor as I have to instruct one who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Park Hill round the corner but the firm is not approved by Leeds Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Park Hill on the Leeds Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Park Hill. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can scrutinise fees for conveyancing solicitors in Park Hill and beyond.
I have been searching for Park Hill conveyancing quotes online. Can I be assured that all the Park Hill practices that are identified on your directory are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel?
The law firms listed on our site have assured us via an online form that they are on the mortgage company panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the mortgage company panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific Park Hill conveyancing solicitor being on the lender conveyancing panel is incorrect.