Can the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend carry out conveyancing in Salisbury by way of an attended exchange?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct personalised exchanges. You should call us to secure a fee calculation and details as to availability.
Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Salisbury costs more?
Salisbury leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.
The Salisbury conveyancing firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Salisbury have without warning closed. I chose them because I had to have a firm on the RBS conveyancing panel and my previous Salisbury lawyer was not. I cut them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the RBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to help.
My brother has suggested that I use his conveyancers in Salisbury. Should I use them?
No doubt it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek guidance from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer you're considering.
Builders have suggested I use a conveyancing practitioner and I've received a quote from them. It's nearly £300 cheaper than my local Salisbury conveyancer. Should I use them?
Builders normally have panels of conveyancers who are quick and who know the builder's documentation and conveyancing practitioner. As many developers offer an incentive to use a preferred conveyancing practitioner for this reason, any increased fees can be avoided and a developer will not put forward a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction delayed when they need an exchange in 28 days. A counter-argument for not opting for the recommended conveyancing practitioner is that they may prove unwilling to 'push' your interests for fear of upsetting the sellers. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should keep with your local Salisbury lawyer.