What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Stanmore
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Stanmore conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.
I currently have a mortgage with Lloyds for my property in Stanmore. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Lloyds?
Lloyds must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Lloyds’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Lloyds will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Lloyds directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Lloyds conveyancing panel solicitor.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house in Stanmore. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £175. A few days later, the lawyer called me to say that they were not on the Principality conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Principality panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Me and my brother own a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Stanmore. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and TSB. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Stanmore and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
I am buying a new build apartment in Stanmore. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stanmore
The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?
Am I right to be suspicious about 3rd parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a national conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Stanmore conveyancing company?
As with lots of service providers, often suggestions from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all put forward lawyers to select. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are free to select your preferred lawyer. You need to be aware that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of lawyers you must use for the lender aspect of your transaction.
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Stanmore. I happened to chance upon a web site which appears to be the ideal answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?