Is it the case that all Arkley solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Santander conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Arkley. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor. I paid an on account payment of £200. Shortly after, the solicitor contacted me to say that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Intending to buy a house in Arkley. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Arkley lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.
What does a local search reveal concerning the property my wife and I purchasing in Arkley?
Arkley conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Arkley conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Arkley in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may not give a loan on this type of property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Arkley. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Arkley to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
My company is wishing to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed fees for commercial conveyancing in Arkley for below 1500k?
We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Arkley, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right solicitor. Regarding the charges these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your details or email so as to enable us to provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Arkley for my home move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Anyone may review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training requirements.
How much will conveyancing in Arkley cost?
The amount you are levied for Arkley conveyancing fees are likely to be calculated at:
- a set sum; or
- an hourly rate (i.e. the time spent on the particular case).
In reality very few Arkley conveyancing firms charge on an hourly basis