My friend's uncle is a solicitor. I suspect that I'll be able to get preferential fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Witham?
It’s advisable to obtain two or three conveyancing estimates. Do use our comparison tool on this site. The amounts do contrast greatly but service levels do differ between solicitors as is the case with most professions.
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify practices on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Witham?
We would not expect to be advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a tool.
How does conveyancing in Witham differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Witham contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Witham tend to buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Witham or who has acted in the same development.
I have been advised by a number of estate agents in Witham to get a quote from a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers rather than a competitor’s?
We don’t give any referral fee for sending work our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
What is the average conveyancing fee for conveyancing in Witham?
The average cost in 2014 for conveyancing in Witham was £1,395 not including Land Tax and HMLR charges.