Having invested time reviewing online forums for a conveyancing solicitor in Summerhill, many post that I must instruct a CQS accredited lawyer. What is CQS?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's major mortgage companies. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Building Societies Association (BSA). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Summerhill is one of the numerous areas of the UK where there are Accredited lawyers.
There is lots of information on this site concerning conveyancing in Summerhill but what is your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Summerhill
Do not opt for the cheapest Summerhill conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. 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 advance.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Bank of Ireland, do Summerhill solicitors have to pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We expect to receive a OIP from Virgin Money this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Virgin Money recommend any Summerhill solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Summerhill solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Virgin Money through the process.
I am selling our house in Summerhill and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Summerhill lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Summerhill. We have lived in Summerhill for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. 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 health insurance to cover that same illness)
I'm purchasing my first flat in Summerhill with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent suggested that I not inform my conveyancer about the deal as it will jeopardize my mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
My company is intending to take over a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering fixed fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Summerhill for less than £1,200?
We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Summerhill, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to acquire or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will find you the right firm. Regarding the fees these will vary based on the structure and complexity of the deal. Please provide us with your details or telephone us so that we may furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.