We had appointed solicitors locally in Walkington on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They have just billed me a further fee for dealing with the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Leeds Building Society?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your property lawyer may charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Leeds Building Society but by your Walkington conveyancer. Numerous firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee but some practices incorporate it on their overall fee.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Co-operative. Walkington conveyancing practitioners have been chosen. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Co-operative?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Co-operative completed the survey? Have you informed Co-operative as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
I recently had an offer accepted on a house in Walkington. My mortgage broker suggested a lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £225. A few days later, the conveyancer contacted me to say that they were not on the Virgin Money 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 Virgin Money 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.
I need some expedited conveyancing in Walkington as I am under an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line within 4 weeks. A home loan is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?
If.Given you are not getting a home loan you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Walkington the following are examples of issues that can show up and therefore impact the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Walkington?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Walkington. 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 simple is it to change conveyancer as I need to find a firm on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing list. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Walkington five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Yorkshire Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Walkington on the Yorkshire Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Walkington. In utilising search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Walkington.
Some weeks ago I was told by my bank that their approved solicitors work on no move no fee basis for conveyancing in Walkington. My purchase did not proceed yet the solicitors have invoiced for search fees! They are claiming that the fees are seperate!
By offering "no move no fee" Walkington conveyancing lawyers are waiving their fees for any work conducted. We must stress this is not to be regarded as an insurance scheme. Disbursements aren’t covered – where the property lawyer have to pay money out to independent parties, e.g. Walkington local search fees