We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Tintagel who is on the RBS 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 RBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Tintagel.
If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Tintagel what would it be?
It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Tintagel conveyancing costs illustration. 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.
I am buying a property in Tintagel. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Bank of Ireland have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Bank of Ireland your lawyer must comply with the formal requirements set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Bank of Ireland. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Bank of Ireland where a lease does not satisfy these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Tintagel.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Tintagel. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their solicitor. I paid an on account payment of £200. Shortly after, the conveyancer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the UBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the UBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
We are intent on selling our house in Tintagel and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a nationwide conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Tintagel. We have lived in Tintagel for 5 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to 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 life insurance to cover that same ailment)
4 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Tintagel concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Tintagel being more expensive?
Buying a new build property is significantly distinct from the standard house buying conveyancing in Tintagel. For a start housebuilders usually insist contracts to exchange very quickly, the result being a a great deal of pressure on your conveyancing practitioner to ensure everything is in order. In addition new build premises frequently necessitate the checking of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Mortgage company requirements are also more detailed. Due to the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.