I was recommended to a solicitor who has given a fee estimate £1400 for freehold conveyancing in Tongwynlais. I’m selling a Edwardian house for £225,000. Are these conveyancing fees excessive? Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Tongwynlais?
The charges are a tad high. Where you are prepared to invest time comparing quotes you might shave off some of the cost by say a hundred pounds. That being said, you maylive to rue choosing an an untested solicitor. Remember to enquire that the firm can act for your lender. You can employ our comparison tool to select a Tongwynlais conveyancing firm on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Tongwynlais.
Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Tongwynlais even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance where I want to buy an office in Tongwynlais with a loan from The Mortgage Works?
Our comparison service is predominantly used to find residential conveyancing solicitors in Tongwynlais but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page a selection of Tongwynlais commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to check if they are also authorised to represent The Mortgage Works
I am helping my niece sell her property in Tongwynlais. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange the EPC or it is for the owner to see to?
After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was left as a mandatory element of selling a property. An EPC must be to hand prior to the property being put on the market. This is not something that solicitors ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Tongwynlais conveyancing solicitor they may help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local assessors
We previously selected conveyancers locally in Tongwynlais on the Lloyds solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me an additional fee for handling the Lloyds mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Lloyds?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your property lawyer may charge a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Lloyds but by your Tongwynlais conveyancer. Plenty of firms on the Lloyds panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
Aldermore have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a house in Tongwynlais has been agreed to, what are the next steps?
The estate agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s panel). Contact Aldermore or the broker and complete any relevant forms. Aldermore will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or seller to schedule a slot for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about a fortnight to receive the mortgage offer. Aldermore will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Tongwynlais.
Is it possible to swap firm as I need to appoint one who is on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Tongwynlais five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Nottingham Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Tongwynlais on the Nottingham Building Society panel. Please note that the solicitors that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Tongwynlais. Using search facility on this page, you can contrast fees for conveyancing solicitors in Tongwynlais and beyond.
My partner and I are buying a studio flat in Tongwynlais. When we first instructed conveyancing practitioner, they said that they were on all major UK mortgage company panels. The financial adviser emailed just now to say that they are not on the Co-operative approved list. If it turns out to be true, what should we do? Should we simply choose a new property lawyer that is on their panel or should we pay for separate representation, with Co-operative selecting their own preferred conveyancer.
When acquiring a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is normal for the purchaser’s lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a lawyer has to be on that lender's list of approved lawyers. An application has to be made by the property lawyer to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict conditions which the conveyancing practitioner has to satisfy. Some banks now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact Co-operative to find out if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on Co-operative's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Tongwynlais solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.