Our family lawyer has quoted £995 for no move no fee conveyancing in Poppleton and Bishopthorpe. I’m looking to sell a modern property for £200,000. Is this expensive? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Poppleton and Bishopthorpe?
The charges are a bit high. If you are prepared to expend time comparing prices you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say £125. That being said, you mightlive to regret choosing an an untested conveyancer. If is important to check that the conveyancer can represent your lender. You can utilise our comparison tool to find a Poppleton and Bishopthorpe conveyancing practice on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Poppleton and Bishopthorpe.
How up to date is your search tool for Poppleton and Bishopthorpe conveyancing solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel? Do Principality send you an updated list?
Poppleton and Bishopthorpe conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Principality conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Principality directly.
Me and my partner are buying a house in Poppleton and Bishopthorpe. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we will need to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. I assume I don't need a Poppleton and Bishopthorpe solicitor on the Leeds Building Society panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Leeds Building Society mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leeds Building Society mortgage from the register. Leeds Building Society, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Leeds Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Leeds Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Poppleton and Bishopthorpe solicitor - who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Poppleton and Bishopthorpe surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Poppleton and Bishopthorpe is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Poppleton and Bishopthorpe are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Poppleton and Bishopthorpe you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Poppleton and Bishopthorpe may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
My fiance is purchasing a garden flat in Poppleton and Bishopthorpe. He has received a fee estimate by the conveyancing practitioner suggested by the estate agents and it came to £1385 . It was seven years ago since I sold and purchased a house and it cost was £600. Have charges really escalated to that extent?
You should call a few local Poppleton and Bishopthorpe conveyancing solicitors seeking estimates. You should base your choice not only on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the reply was.