Just been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in West Dean who completed the legal work two years ago requesting a conveyancing costs illustration based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of similar values with a mortgage from Bank of Scotland. I am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper internet firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The quote is slightly on the steep side. If you are willing to expend time scrutinising costs you might shave off some of the expense by perhaps £125. On the other hand, if you were content with the assistance the firm provided you maylive to regret opting for an an untested solicitor. Don't forget to enquire that the conveyancer can act for Bank of Scotland. Do use our search tool to select a West Dean conveyancing firm on the Bank of Scotland approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in West Dean.
I am in the process of remortgaging my house in West Dean, does my lawyer have to be on the Nottingham Conveyancing panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, but Nottingham would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
Just bought a terraced house in West Dean , how long should it take for the Land Registry to register my proprietorship? My West Dean conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure the land registry aspects are concluded.
As far as conveyancing in West Dean registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. At present in the region of 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Registration occurs after the new owner is living at the property thus 'speed' is not usually primary concern but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. West Dean is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?
Flying freeholds in West Dean are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in West Dean you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Dean may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in West Dean for my house move. Is it possible to see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
One may find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training purposes.