We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to use their panel lawyer as I would prefer to use a Penyffordd based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel lawyers if you take up the "fee-free" offer. Contact the bank to explore if they make available a cash alternative. Some mortgage companies have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Penyffordd.
We are planning on selling our house in Penyffordd and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using an online conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Penyffordd. We have lived in Penyffordd for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
I have recentlyfound out that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Penyffordd for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest way to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Penyffordd conveyancing specialists.
I have been pointed in your direction by a few property agents in Penyffordd to select a property lawyer using your seach tool. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your site over and above a competitor’s?
We don’t offer any referral fee for sending work in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent told us that the seller will only issue a contract if we use the agent's recommended lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Penyffordd
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this request. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to use your preferred Penyffordd conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by HQ.