Please could you vouch for a Platform Home Loans Ltd accepted Benfleet conveyancing solicitor finish our home move within 28 days? Am I best advised to unstruct a high street Benfleet practice or a national firm?
We would be happy to suggest some excellent Benfleet conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Benfleet. Approach a couple of law practices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Discuss your expectations together with your reasons and ask for an assurance on your deadline. Appoint the one that genuine.
Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Benfleet even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for example where I want to acquire an office in Benfleet with a loan from Yorkshire Building Society?
Our comparison service is predominantly used to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Benfleet but we have set out towards the bottom of this page some Benfleet commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the firm directly to establish if they can also act for Yorkshire Building Society
My uncle advised me that in purchasing a property in Benfleet there may be a number of restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external alterations to a property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Benfleet which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Benfleet should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Intending to buy a house in Benfleet. 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 Co-operative 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 Benfleet conveyancer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.
Co-operative have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a house in Benfleet has been agreed to, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (be sure the property lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Call up Co-operative or the broker and finalise any relevant paperwork. Co-operative will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to book an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Co-operative will issue the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Benfleet.
My partner and I are selling our house in Benfleet and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Benfleet conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Benfleet. Having lived in Benfleet for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Benfleet in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks will not grant a mortgage on such a premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Benfleet. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
My lawyers in Benfleet have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the bank. Is it case that being on the bank conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the mortgage company Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the bank directly.