Will conveyancers ask for money on account for conveyancing in Upper Tooting?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Upper Tooting your lawyer will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is payable against the purchase price then this will be required shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed should be transferred shortly before completion.
We're in Upper Tooting, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Santander , and our solicitor is on the Santander conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Upper Tooting. Now, I need my files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Upper Tooting of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Upper Tooting before instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not grant a mortgage on this type of property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Upper Tooting. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Upper Tooting especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Upper Tooting.
Taking into account that I will soon part with over three hundred thousand on a garden flat in Upper Tooting I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer about mytransaction in advance of appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Upper Tooting.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a file reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for your conveyancing in Upper Tooting should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.