Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Redhill who conducted the legals 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a loan from Yorkshire Building Society. It looks as though am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you are prepared to expend time contrasting charges you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £125. That being said, if you were happy with the assistance the firm gave you mightcome to rue choosing an an untested solicitor. Don't forget to check the conveyancer can also act for Yorkshire Building Society. Do utilise our search tool to choose a Redhill conveyancing firm on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Redhill.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is expelled from the Kent Reliance Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Redhill?
First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.
A relative recommended that if I am purchasing in Redhill I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually included in the estimate for your Redhill conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Redhill around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Redhill.
Just acquired a detached house in Redhill , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Redhill conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain the registration is concluded.
As far as conveyancing in Redhill is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. Currently approximately 80% of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration occurs after the new owner is living at the property therefore 'speed' is not usually top priority yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
Why can't I complete our conveyancing in Redhill on Good Friday?
This is due to the fact that on completion the sale price needs to pass between the banks of the purchaser and owner’s lawyer and currently this can only occur on a business day. So you can't complete on a weekend either.