I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (seven years old) in Sandwich. 95% of the properties have already been occupied. Do I need carry out the local searches as part of conveyancing in Sandwich?
A big part of the Sandwich legal transfer of property is the conveyancing searches. There are a large number of search providers who offer Sandwich conveyancing searches, as well direct from the local authority. These are usually referred to as personal search providers and they produce, not surprisingly, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must obtain their information from the local authority.
What happens if my solicitor is suspended from the TSB Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Sandwich?
The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. 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.
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Sandwich. Now, I need my documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should 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 Sandwich of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
What tools are available to locate a Sandwich solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am happy to travel upto 25miles to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please pick a bank and your location and you will see a number of Sandwich conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Sandwich conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to check whether they are on the Aldermore approved list
I am purchasing a leasehold maisonette in Sandwich. Conveyancing estimates are averaging around £1800. Is that in the right ballpark?
The average fee in 2014 for conveyancing in Sandwich was just over one thousand four hundred and fifty pounds excluding Stamp Duty and HMLR charges.