We are looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Thornton who is on the UBS approved panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Thornton.
My property lawyer in Thornton has never been on on the Halifax Conveyancing Panel. Can I still continue with my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Halifax approved list?
Your options are as follows:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Thornton lawyers but Halifax will need to use a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall legal fees and cause frustration.
- Get an alternative solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Persuade your solicitor to use their best endeavours to join the Halifax conveyancing panel
We previously appointed solicitors with offices in Thornton on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. They are now charging me a further fee for handling the Yorkshire BS mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Yorkshire BS?
Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer is entitled to charge a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Yorkshire BS but by your Thornton solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Yorkshire BS panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
How can we know in advance if a Thornton conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Thornton seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Co-operative. Thornton conveyancing lawyers have been instructed. How long does it take for Co-operative to forward the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Co-operative done the valuation? Have you informed Co-operative as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a property in Swansea but live in Thornton. My solicitor (who is 200 kilometers awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Thornton who can attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Thornton based
I only have Sixty One years unexpired on my lease in Thornton. I now want to extend my lease but my landlord is absent. What are my options?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have done all that could be expected to track down the lessor. In some cases a specialist should be useful to try and locate and prepare an expert document which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Thornton.
I purchased a studio flat in Thornton, conveyancing formalities finalised in 1998. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Thornton with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2071
With just 52 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.