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Ready to buy a new home in Swanage? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Swanage conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swanage

Just contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Swanage who conducted the legals two years ago asking for a conveyancing costs illustration based on the same type of house move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of similar values with a home loan from Nottingham Building Society. It looks as though am now being charged twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper internet property lawyer?

The quote is slightly on the steep side. If you are happy to spend time comparing quotes you might reduce the fees marginally by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, if you were happy with the service the firm provided you couldlive to rue choosing an a cheaper lawyer. If is important to ensure that the conveyancer can also act for Nottingham Building Society. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Swanage conveyancing firm on the Nottingham Building Society member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Swanage.

This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Swanage. Do I receive the keys to the premises on the completion date from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Swanage?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the completion advance to the vendor’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

We had instructed conveyancing lawyers locally in Swanage on the TSB solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a separate charge for handling the TSB mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by TSB?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer can charge a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by TSB but by your Swanage lawyer. Plenty of firms on the TSB panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many firms include it on their overall fee.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Co-operative. Is it usual for Co-operative to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Swanage is approved on their conveyancing panel? Co-operative have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Co-operative to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

The deeds to our house can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Swanage 4 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your solicitor will be aware precisely where to locate all the relevant documentation so you may buy or dispose of your house without a hitch. If copies can’t be found, your lawyer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on your property.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Swanage. I happened to stumble upon a site which appears to be the perfect answer If it is possible to get all the legals done via web that would be preferable. Do I need to 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?

What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Swanage conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Swanage conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Swanage conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Swanage in the last year?

Swanage Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    The answer will be important as a) areas could cause problems in the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will need to know about it Many Swanage leasehold flats will incur a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced on behalf of the management company. Should you buy the apartment you will have to pay this amount, normally periodically during the year. This may differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common areas. There will also be a rentcharge to be met yearly, this is usually not a large sum, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it could be many hundreds of pounds. What is the name of the managing agents?

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