Our family lawyer has given a fee estimate £1200 for fixed fee conveyancing in Prestbury. I’m looking to sell a modern property for £275,000. Are these estimated fees excessive? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Prestbury?
The charges are a little high. Where you are happy to expend time comparing quotes you may be able to decrease the fees marginally by say £125. On the other hand, you mightcome to regret opting for an a cheaper solicitor. If is important to check that the solicitor can also act for your mortgage company. You can use our search tool to locate a Prestbury conveyancing practice on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Prestbury.
I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Prestbury. Now, I need my documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Prestbury of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am buying a new build apartment in Prestbury. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Prestbury
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
I have been pointed in your direction by a number of property agents in Prestbury to get a quote from a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to offer your site rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t make any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My mother purchased her house in Prestbury Six years past. She has been married, widowed and is now remarried. She now wishes to the sell the Prestbury property. I think she will simply be asked to provide a copy of her marriage certificates to the lawyer but she is worried it will delay the sale of the house. Should she appoint a conveyancer to update the title details for the property?
It is not absolutely necessary to bring up to date the register providing you have the proof required to show how the change of name resulted.
The purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner should examine the registered details and ask for evidence by way of proof of the change of name e.g. marriage documentation.