Our family lawyer has given a fee estimate £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in Anerley. I’m hoping to downsize from a modern house for £250,000. Are these estimated fees excessive? Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Anerley?
The quote is slightly on the steep side. If you shop around you could shave off some of the expense by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightcome to rue choosing an an untested conveyancer. Remember to check that the conveyancer can act for your bank. Do make use of our search tool to get a quote a Anerley conveyancing practice on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Anerley.
Can the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend handle auction conveyancing in Anerley?
We know of a few niche solicitors we can connect you with those conducting auction conveyancing. Anerley is just one of hundreds of areas of in which our lawyers have a presence.
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Anerley? Why is this being asked of me?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing instruction. The Terms and Conditions that you are required to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. Where you are unwilling to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Anerley is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?
Flying freeholds in Anerley are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Anerley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Anerley may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
Do I need to be concerned about estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending a national conveyancing firm rather than a local Anerley conveyancing practice?
As with lots of service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may recommend conveyancers to use. Sometimes the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there exists a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to appoint your own lawyer. Don't forget that some mortgage providers specify a panel list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your home move.
Been reading online that Anerley solicitors are more expensive than licensed conveyancers in Anerley to use when purchasing a property. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I am purchasing for my home move in Anerley.
When it comes to conveyancing in Anerley the costs are unlikely to vary dramatically depending on whether the legal expert is a licenced conveyancer or solicitor.