Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Sunbury who acted for me two years ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of similar values with a mortgage from Lloyds TSB Bank. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative property lawyer?
The quote is fractionally on the expensive side. If you shop around you may be able to reduce the fees marginally by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, if you were pleased with the legal work the firm offered you mightcome to regret choosing an an untested lawyer. If is important to ensure that the solicitor can represent Lloyds TSB Bank. You can utilise our search tool to find a Sunbury conveyancing firm on the Lloyds TSB Bank member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Sunbury.
There is lots of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Sunbury but can you isolate your top tip for choosing the right conveyancer in Sunbury
It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Sunbury conveyancing costs illustration. 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 time.
My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Sunbury. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will the conveyancing process include checks to determine if these works are prohibited?
Your property lawyer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Sunbury will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of works or require the permission of another owner. Certain additions call for local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
My wife and I are in the throws of looking at flats in Sunbury and I am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a home loan with TSB.
It would be prudent to commence your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with TSB, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
My colleague recommended that if I am buying in Sunbury I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Sunbury conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Sunbury around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Sunbury Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Sunbury.
I was pointed in your direction by three or four local property agents in Sunbury to locate a property lawyer on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers over and above a competitor’s?
We don’t offer any financial incentive for directing people in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My step-father has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Sunbury. Should I find my own conveyancer?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Sunbury conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get guidance from friends or relatives who have used the solicitor you're contemplating using.