Our family lawyer has sent a quote for £1700 for leasehold conveyancing in Biggin Hill. I’m looking to sell a modern detached home for £300,000. Is this over the top? Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Biggin Hill?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the expensive side. Where you are happy to spend time scrutinising fee on a like for like basis you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. That being said, you couldcome to rue opting for an an untested conveyancer. Remember to ensure the conveyancer can represent your bank. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Biggin Hill conveyancing company on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill.
Are the Biggin Hill conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Kent Reliance?
Biggin Hill conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Kent Reliance directly.
We are getting a further advance on our home loan from TSB as we wish to conduct renovations to our property in Biggin Hill. Do we need to choose a high street Biggin Hill solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel to handle the legals?
TSB would not normally require a member of their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the TSB conveyancing panel.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with RBS. Biggin Hill conveyancing lawyers are selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from RBS?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have RBS completed the survey? Have you advised RBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the RBS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Biggin Hill. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.
I have recentlybeen informed that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Biggin Hill for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Biggin Hill conveyancing specialists.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Biggin Hill I like with a park and station nearby, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Biggin Hill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor 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. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
As co-executor for the estate of my father I am selling a house in Monmouth but I am based in Biggin Hill. My lawyer (approximately 300 miles awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Biggin Hill to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Biggin Hill based