My partner’s step-father is a solicitor. I hope that I will be offered friends and family fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs should I be paying for conveyancing in South Yorkshire?
It’s prudent to request two or three conveyancing estimates. Do use our search tool on this site. You will notice that charges do be different but service levels do differ between law firms as is true with most professions.
I am under pressure from the executor of a property in South Yorkshire to sign contracts within four weeks. What can I do to hasten the legal process?
In the event that you are under a tight deadline to sign contracts it is advisable to make sure that your solicitor is familiar with the area as they will benefit local connections and intelligence. It is even conceivable that they may have conducted otherhouses in the same street. Therefore consider using a South Yorkshire conveyancing lawyer. Second, double check that the conveyancing firm is on the lender panel. It is said that 18% of South Yorkshire conveyancing transactions are delayed or derailed after finding out that a purchaser’s solicitor was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the home move being frustrated by almost three weeks. It is believed that this issue impacts approximately one hundred thousand home moves every year. Many South Yorkshire conveyancing practices can not act for certain lenders so do check at the outset.
We are planning to acquire a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in South Yorkshire who is on the Lloyds solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Lloyds . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in South Yorkshire.
Will our solicitor be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in South Yorkshire.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in South Yorkshire. There are those who purchase a property in South Yorkshire, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in South Yorkshire. The standard information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the vendor to discover if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer may issue a legal claim for losses resulting from an inaccurate answer. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an environmental report. This will reveal if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be initiated.
I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in South Yorkshire. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact 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 South Yorkshire 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.