We see that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Wiltshire?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Principality conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Wiltshire.
After researching consumer advice sites for an affordable solicitor in Wiltshire, most comment that I should use a CQS kitemarked lawyer. What is CQS?
Wiltshire Conveyancing Quality Scheme practices have obtained certification under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) CQS was created to establish evidence of quality standards in the home moving process. CQS helps consumers to identify practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Wiltshire is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms have a presence. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
A friend suggested that where I am purchasing in Wiltshire I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Wiltshire conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Wiltshire around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Wiltshire Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Wiltshire.
four months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Wiltshire took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Am I better off to instruct a Wiltshire conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am purchasing? An old friend can conduct the legal work however her office is 300kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a local Wiltshire conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute documents, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and in the main were happy that must surpass using an unfamiliar Wiltshire conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.