My fiance’s dad is a conveyancing practitioner. I expect that I will receive friends and family rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Pitstone?
You should contrast pricing. Make use of our search tool on this page. The estimates will vary but the service one can expect are distinct between property lawyers as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Pitstone for our house purchase. Our financial adviser has since advised us that our mortgage company Bank of Scotland won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?
A mortgage company will require a panel solicitor act for it. You would be expected to bear the charges for this. Do use our search facility to locate a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Pitstone on the Bank of Scotland approved list of solicitors.
I purchased a renovated Edwardian house in Pitstone. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Chelsea Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Pitstone and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Neath but I am based in Pitstone. My lawyer (approximately 260 kilometers awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Pitstone to attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Pitstone based
My conveyancer in Pitstone is asking me for personal identification documents stating that this forms part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the lender Conveyancing panel. Is this right?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require Pitstone conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that the bank also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the lender's UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements