I'm in the process of transferring my domestic home loan to a Buy to Let Barclays Direct mortgage. I have been informed by my broker that I need a lawyer for this. I spoke to my past Berkeley conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I first purchased the premises. The quote issued of £500 is an eye-watering amount to do this as its a remortgage than a sale or purchase.
The costs illustration is slightly on the steep side. Where you are willing to spend time contrasting prices you could decrease the fees marginally by as much as £125. That being said, providing that you were content with the legal work the firm offered you couldcome to rue choosing an an untested conveyancer. If is important to check that the conveyancer can also act for Barclays Direct. You can employ our search tool to find a Berkeley conveyancing firm on the Barclays Direct conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Berkeley.
We are purchasing a house in Berkeley. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we will need to deposit our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
When it comes to lenders such as HSBC, do Berkeley solicitors have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
HSBC have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a house in Berkeley has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will need to be advised as to your conveyancing practitioner's details (be sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s approved list). Contact HSBC or your financial adviser and finish off any outstanding documentation. HSBC will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or owners to arrange an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. HSBC will issue the offer to you and your solicitors. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Berkeley.
The deeds to our house can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Berkeley 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title official documentation to evidence that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
I am buying a new build flat in Berkeley. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Berkeley
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?
I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Berkeley I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Berkeley in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
My partner has suggested that I appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Berkeley. Should I use them?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Berkeley conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to seek feedback from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer that you are considering.