The solicitor who assisted with my previous purchase has given a fee estimate £1700 for freehold conveyancing in Pontardawe. I’m hoping to sell a newly refurbished house for £150,000. This appears expensive. Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Pontardawe?
The quote is slightly on the steep side. If you shop around you may be able to shave off some of the cost by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maylive to regret choosing an an unknown solicitor. Remember to be sure the conveyancer can act for your mortgage company. Do utilise our search tool to get a quote a Pontardawe conveyancing practice on the banks conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Pontardawe.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Pontardawe 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will know precisely where to locate all the relevant paperwork so you may buy or dispose of your house without any difficulty. Where copies are not available, your conveyancer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.
How does conveyancing in Pontardawe differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Pontardawe contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because house builders in Pontardawe tend to acquire the land, 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 conveyancers 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 Pontardawe or who has acted in the same development.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Pontardawe for my home move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
You may see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.
I'm remortgaging a bungalow in Pontardawe. I can find my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't locate my lawyer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Should I be concerned?
Not all staff in the law firm must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the transaction, the actual day-to-day activity can be conducted by unlicensed staff.