Just contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Victoria Dock who conducted the legals 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of similar values with a loan from Britannia. I am now being charged double. Should I look for an alternative conveyancer?
The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you are content to spend time contrasting prices you could decrease the fees slightly by as much as £100 plus VAT. That being said, if you were pleased with the assistance the firm provided you couldcome to rue choosing an an unknown solicitor. Don't forget to check that the solicitor can also act for Britannia. You can use our search tool to locate a Victoria Dock conveyancing firm on the Britannia conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Victoria Dock.
Do I need to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Victoria Dock so that I can attend their offices when needed.
Most approved lawyers for mortgage companies carry out the vast majority of work via the post, internet or over phone calls. This enables them to conduct the conveyancing transaction regardless of where you live in England or Wales. That being said you should see if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Victoria Dock?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Victoria Dock. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
How does conveyancing in Victoria Dock differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Victoria Dock come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because developers in Victoria Dock tend to purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Victoria Dock or who has acted in the same development.
I'm purchasing a flat in Victoria Dock. I have found my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't find my conveyancer's name on the list. Should I be concerned?
Not every individual in the practice must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the conveyancing, the actual day-to-day activity can be undertaken by unqualified staff.