My previous conveyancer has sent a quote for £1200 for fixed fee conveyancing in Park Langley. I’m hoping to sell a Georgian house for £175,000. Is this over the top? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Park Langley?
The charges are a bit high. If you shop around you may be able to shave off some of the expense by say £100 plus VAT. That being said, you maycome to regret choosing an an unknown solicitor. If is important to enquire that the solicitor can represent your bank. You can make use of our search tool to select a Park Langley conveyancing firm on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Park Langley.
This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Park Langley. Do I receive the keys to the house on the completion date from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Park Langley?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the seller's conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Co-operative, do Park Langley conveyancing practitioners incur a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Can I be sure that the Park Langley conveyancing solicitor on the Yorkshire BS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Park Langley seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.
Should our solicitor be making enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Park Langley.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Park Langley. There are those who purchase a property in Park Langley, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be carried out by the buyer or by their conveyancers which should figure out the risks in Park Langley. The standard information sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual inquiry of the owner to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer may commence a legal claim for losses resulting from an incorrect answer. The purchaser’s lawyers may also commission an environmental search. This should higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be made.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one close by in Park Langley I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Park Langley for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a mortgage that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
Is planning consent needed to split a house into multiple appartments in Park Langley? This has been carried out to a house adjacent to a relative in Park Langley and was unaware of it happening until it was finished.
Planning Consent yes. Building Reg Approval yes.