My previous lawyer has sent a quote for just over a thousand pound for fixed fee conveyancing in West Ham. I’m looking to sell a newly refurbished property for £225,000. Is this overpriced? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in West Ham?
The estimate does seem marginally overpriced. If you shop around you could reduce the fees slightly by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maycome to regret opting for an an untested conveyancer. Remember to ensure that the solicitor can represent your lender. Do utilise our search tool to choose a West Ham conveyancing practice on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in West Ham.
Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in West Ham even where I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance where I want to acquire an office in West Ham with a loan from Aldermore?
Our search tool is mainly used to select domestic conveyancing solicitors in West Ham but we have recorded at the end of this page a selection of West Ham commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the firm directly to see if they can also act for Aldermore
Do I have to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in West Ham so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.
As opposed to ten years ago, most banks no longer need their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to hand over ID documents and there are still manifest benefits to instructing a locally based practitioner, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in West Ham.
I am the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in West Ham. The West Ham property was put into my name in June. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in June. Will no one buy the property for half a year?
The CML handbook mandates solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be affected by that. Most mortgage companies would take a pragmatic view as this clause is primarily there to identify subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.
Can you point me to a directory of Bank of Ireland panel solicitors in West Ham on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings open the public online. Where you are in need of a West Ham solicitor on the Bank of Ireland please use our facility.
After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in West Ham. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £225. Soon after, the solicitor called me embarrassingly acknowledging 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.
My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, but the agent informed us that the seller will only go ahead if we appoint the agent's chosen lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street conveyancer used to conveyancing in West Ham
It is improbable the vendors are behind this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to appoint your own,trusted West Ham conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothose that will provide the estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.