The lawyer who helped my previous purchase has sent a quote for £995 for freehold conveyancing in Teignmouth. I am selling a Georgian house for £200,000. Is this overpriced? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Teignmouth?
The charges are a bit high. Where you are willing to spend time contrasting charges you may be able to decrease the fees slightly by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you couldcome to rue choosing an an unknown solicitor. If is important to check the conveyancer can also act for your lender. You can utilise our comparison tool to find a Teignmouth conveyancing practice on the banks conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Teignmouth.
As someone with no idea as to conveyancing in Teignmouth what is the number one tip you can impart concerning the legal transfer of property in Teignmouth
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Teignmouth and elsewhere in Devon is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For example, the seller, selling agent and even potentially the lender. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Teignmouth an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose interest is to protect your best interests and to protect you.
We are witnessing a distinct creep of a "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. You must always trust your solicitor ahead of all other parties in the home moving process.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the process as FTB of a ground floor flat in Teignmouth. Do I receive the keys to the property on the completion date from my conveyancer? If so, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Teignmouth?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be called to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.
We previously chose conveyancers with offices in Teignmouth on the Aldermore solicitor panel. They have just billed me a separate charge for dealing with the Aldermore mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Aldermore?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer can levy a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Aldermore but by your Teignmouth conveyancing practitioner. Plenty of firms on the Aldermore panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
After what seems like an age I have had an offer on a maisonette in Teignmouth accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have put an offer on a property, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Teignmouth. What do I do now? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Barclays?
It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Teignmouth conveyancing search charges, etc). The first thing to do is check that your lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your transaction, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market some home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Barclays and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their conveyancer to proceed with searches.
I need some expedited conveyancing in Teignmouth as I am faced with an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line inside one month. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Teignmouth the following are instances of issues that can arise and therefore impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
Are there any apps to help search for a Teignmouth solicitor on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am willing to travel upto 20miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Teignmouth conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Teignmouth conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to verify whether they are on the HSBC Bank approved list