My previous lawyer has given a fee estimate £1400 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Woodthorpe. I’m selling a Georgian detached home for £300,000. Is this expensive? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Woodthorpe?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the steep side. If you shop around you may be able to decrease the fees marginally by say £125. That being said, you maylive to regret opting for an an unknown solicitor. Remember to be sure the firm can represent your mortgage company. You can utilise our comparison tool to get a quote a Woodthorpe conveyancing company on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Woodthorpe.
After looking at mumsnet.com for a recommended solicitor in Woodthorpe, many comment that I should use a CQS accredited lawyer. What is CQS?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major mortgage companies. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Woodthorpe is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are CQS solicitors.
We previously chose solicitors locally in Woodthorpe on the Bank of Ireland solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a supplemental fee for handling the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?
Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your property lawyer can levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Bank of Ireland but by your Woodthorpe solicitor. Numerous firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Woodthorpe. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
My offer was accepted on a house in Woodthorpe on 30/10/2018, valuation was booked 4 days after, all came back fine. Property lawyer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Clydesdale and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Clydesdale to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, but the estate agent advised that the vendor will only move forward if we use the agent's chosen lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Woodthorpe
We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. If they desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated purchaser is counter productive. Try to communicate with the owners directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to use your own,trusted Woodthorpe conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will provide their negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.
I see that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Do Woodthorpe conveyancing firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the lender conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Woodthorpe.