Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Battle?
If you are buying a property in Battle your solicitor will request that you place them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the sale price then this should be required immediately ahead of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed should be transferred shortly before completion.
What is the best way to find out if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Battle is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Barnsley Building Society thus paying £175.00 in further conveyancing invoice.
You should make the most of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Pick the lender and type ‘Battle’ or your location and you will see numerous conveyancers based in Battle or by proximity to you.
There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Battle but how do I know who I should use?
It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Battle conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.
I am the single recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Battle. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in May. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be considered the same way as if I'd bought the property in May. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?
The CML handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be affected by that. Some lenders would take a sensible view as this clause is principally there to capture subsales or the quick reselling of properties.
Intending to buy a maisonette in Battle. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the HSBC 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 Battle conveyancer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel.
I am selling my property. My past conveyancers closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Battle if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Battle. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Battle for my home move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training purposes.
How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find a Battle based one who is on the bank conveyancing panel. How simple is it to change conveyancer?
In the event that you have not formally instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and at this stage simply received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Battle that you're considering.