Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Stockton Heath who acted for me 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house move (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a mortgage from Alliance & Leicester . I am now being charged double. Should I hunt for a cheaper online property lawyer?
The charges seem a little high. Where you are willing to expend time scrutinising quotes you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. That being said, assuming were pleased with the service the firm gave you couldcome to regret choosing an an unknown solicitor. Don't forget to check that the firm can act for Alliance & Leicester . Do use our search tool to select a Stockton Heath conveyancing firm on the Alliance & Leicester approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Stockton Heath.
At what point can the exchange of contracts occur in purchase conveyancing in Stockton Heath and am I required to be at the conveyancers office?
If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Stockton Heath you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the property agreement is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract simply enables the solicitor to address the formalities when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Stockton Heath)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
My wife and I are downsizing from our home in Stockton Heath and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A high street Stockton Heath lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Stockton Heath. Having lived in Stockton Heath for many years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek clarification need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
I am a sole trader hoping to take over a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed costs for commercial conveyancing in Stockton Heath for below 1500k?
We can recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Stockton Heath, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to purchase or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right firm. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Please provide us with your contact information or phone us so that we may supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.
Last August I purchased a leasehold house in Stockton Heath. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Stockton Heath Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before buying
If a Stockton Heath lease has fewer than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the flat. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with residual term of the lease. A short lease means that you will most likely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out what this will be. For most Stockton Heathlease extensions you will be be obliged to have owned the property for 24 months in order to be eligible to exercise a lease extension. What is the name of the managing agents? What is the annual service fee and ground rent?