Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in West London who acted for me two years ago and wanted a conveyancing quote based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold premises) of similar values with a loan from Godiva Mortgages Ltd. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Should I hunt for an alternative property lawyer?
The costs illustration is slightly on the expensive side. Where you are willing to invest time scrutinising quotes you could reduce the fees marginally by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, assuming were pleased with the assistance the firm offered you maylive to rue opting for an an untested lawyer. Remember to check that the solicitor can also act for Godiva Mortgages Ltd. Do employ our search tool to locate a West London conveyancing firm on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in West London.
I am assisting my aunt sell her house in West London. Does the conveyancing solicitor commission an EPC or it is for the owner to coordinate?
Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was maintained a mandatory component of selling a house. An energy assessment must be commissioned before the property is put on the market. This is not a task that lawyers normally organise. Where you are using a West London conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable West London providers
I am expecting a OIP from Nottingham this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nottingham recommend any West London solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint West London solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nottingham through the process.
I have a mortgage with Aldermore for my property in West London. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Aldermore?
Aldermore must be informed of your intention in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Aldermore’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Aldermore will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Aldermore directly. You need not do this via a Aldermore conveyancing panel firm.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in West London ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a mortgage on such a property.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in West London. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in West London to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
What does commercial conveyancing in West London cover?
Commercial conveyancing in West London covers a wide range of guidance, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.
Is it best to choose a West London conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? An old friend can deal with the legal work however his firm is located a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street West London conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign documents, present your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local West London know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that must surpass using an unknown West London conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.