My friend's brother is a conveyancer. I suspect that I'll be able to get mate’s fee for conveyancing, but if not, what level of fees should I be expecting for conveyancing in Shaftesbury?
It’s prudent to seek multiple conveyancing quotes. Do use our comparison tool on this site. Whilst fees may be different but the service one can expect are distinct between property lawyers as is true with most professions.
Having invested time reading consumer advice sites for an online lawyer in Shaftesbury, many comment that I must instruct a CQS kitemarked lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's major lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Shaftesbury is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited lawyers.
Will our lawyer be asking questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Shaftesbury.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Shaftesbury. Plenty of people will buy a property in Shaftesbury, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.
Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be carried out by the buyer or by their solicitors which will figure out the risks in Shaftesbury. The standard property information forms sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the owner to determine whether the property has ever been flooded. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the owner, then a buyer could commence a compensation claim stemming from an inaccurate response. The purchaser’s solicitors will also carry out an enviro report. This will disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations should be conducted.
My wife and I have a semi-detached Victorian house in Shaftesbury. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Alliance & Leicester . I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Shaftesbury and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.
I am planning to sell my garage which is on a separate legal title at HMLR and hope to get 20,000 or so, to clear debts. There is a mortgage with UBS. Can you recommend a cheapish property lawyer as the standard £600-£700 eats in the return somewhat. Although I live in Shaftesbury I dont have to appoint a Shaftesbury conveyancing practitioner.
The purpose of this site is restricted to being a directory service for conveyancers who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS in certain locations for example Shaftesbury . We dont recommend any specific lawyer.