My friend's sister is a solicitor. I suspect that I will receive preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what level of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Piccadilly?
You should contrast pricing. Do use our search tool on this site. Whilst estimates may be different but service levels do are distinct between law firms as is true with most professions.
What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Piccadilly
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Piccadilly conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. 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.
We previously selected conveyancing lawyers located in Piccadilly on the Principality solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a separate fee for dealing with the Principality mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Principality?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your solicitor may charge a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Principality but by your Piccadilly property lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Principality panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Piccadilly. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
I acquired my apartment on 6 February and my personal details is yet to be registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Piccadilly said it would be registered in less than a month. Are properties in Piccadilly particularly slow to register?
As far as conveyancing in Piccadilly registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. Currently approximately three quarters of submission are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Registration occurs once the new owner has moved in to the property so post completion formalities is not usually an essential issue yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
How does conveyancing in Piccadilly differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Piccadilly approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because new home sellers in Piccadilly typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Piccadilly or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Piccadilly ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks tend not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Piccadilly. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Piccadilly especially if they are familiar with such properties in Piccadilly.