I am due to exchange on the purchase of a property in Yaxley but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have managed to agree recompense from the current proprietors in the sum of £2k in the form of a reduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of amending the contract but Nationwide are not allowing this. Why were they approached?
The conveyancer that is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is obliged to disclose to Nationwide of any changes to the purchase price. If you prohibit your conveyancer to disclose the price change to Nationwide then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Nationwide and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in Yaxley.
We see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Yaxley?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Yaxley.
Me and my brother purchased a renovated Georgian house in Yaxley. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Alliance & Leicester . I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking Alliance & Leicester to clarify?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Yaxley and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
Am I right to be suspicious by estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a local Yaxley conveyancing company?
As with many professional services, often input from relatives can be extremely useful or valuable. Yet there are many players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may recommend conveyancers to select. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there exists a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to appoint your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that most lenders operate an approved list of lawyers you must use for the mortgage aspect of your house move.
I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Yaxley. I've land on a site which looks to be the perfect answer If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?