My previous conveyancer has sent a quote for £1350 for no completion no fee conveyancing in Stoke Gifford. I am selling a Victorian house for £300,000. Is this over the top? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Stoke Gifford?
The charges are a bit high. If you are prepared to expend time scrutinising quotes you could decrease the fees marginally by perhaps £100 plus VAT. That being said, you couldcome to regret choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Remember to ensure that the conveyancer can act for your bank. Do employ our search tool to find a Stoke Gifford conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Stoke Gifford.
Our bank has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Stoke Gifford but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Stoke Gifford or nearer to where I live. Can you help?
The minority of Stoke Gifford conveyancing firms are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make use of the above search tool to choose a Stoke Gifford conveyancing firm on the on the bank panel.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as FTB of a ground floor flat in Stoke Gifford. Do I collect the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Stoke Gifford?
On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in Stoke Gifford. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.
We are planning to move property in July. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you recommend a removal company in Stoke Gifford. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across your site.
On the day of completion you can collect the house keys from the property agent but this can only happen when the sellers lawyers confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. After that you will need to tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal company but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Stoke Gifford or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in Stoke Gifford.
I have finally had an offer on an apartment in Stoke Gifford accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have placed an offer on a property, but it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other flats booked. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Stoke Gifford. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Lloyds started?
It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Stoke Gifford conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you must ensure that your solicitor is on the Lloyds approved list. As to the next phase this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market many buyers would apply for a home loan with Lloyds and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their property lawyer to press on with the conveyancing in Stoke Gifford.
We are purchasing a property and the solicitor has raised the issue of Chancel Repair for which the house may be obligated to contribute to given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has suggested insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in Stoke Gifford
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you can assume that solicitors conducting conveyancing in Stoke Gifford to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
Is it best to use a Stoke Gifford conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can handle the conveyancing however her office is 300miles drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street Stoke Gifford conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were content that must trump using an unfamiliar Stoke Gifford conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.