Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Wells who completed the legal work 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing costs illustration based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold residence and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a home loan from Barclays Direct. It looks as though am now being charged double. Stick with what I know or do I try and find an alternative conveyancer?
The charges are a little high. If you are prepared to invest time scrutinising prices you might reduce the fees marginally by as much as £125. On the other hand, providing that you were happy with the assistance the firm offered you maylive to regret choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Don't forget to check the firm can represent Barclays Direct. Do utilise our search tool to find a Wells conveyancing firm on the Barclays Direct member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Wells.
I purchased a freehold premises in Wells but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Wells and has limited impact for conveyancing in Wells but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.
My wife and I are downsizing from our home in Wells and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using an internet conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Wells. We have lived in Wells for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You should 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 sickness)
My husband and I are 14 days into a residential purchase having been recommend to solicitors by the high street agent to carry out the conveyancing in Wells. I am not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?
They would have to be really poor to suggest replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been generated? If so you will need to inform them of the new contact details and have the offer are re-sent. Your new conveyancer needs to be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental costs and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Wells
Can you suggest a property lawyer for conveyancing in Wells (or within 5klm)? This is for sale only.My wife and I did have one lined up but just discovered that they can't deal with Principality.
The purpose of this site is restricted to being a directory service for property lawyers who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Principality in certain areas such as Wells . Our intention is not to recommend any specific lawyer.