We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Blackfen recommended by you but have come across some other quotes on the internet appear less expensive – how come?
You can find lots of solicitors marketing theoretically looks to be cut price. We suggest that you think twice about how much you respect your own move to want to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the quality of the legal work. Many of them list a low quote as a headline but hide supplemental fees in the small print..
I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must leave my rented property in Blackfen by 15/11/2019. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
Generally one should not give notice for your tenancy unless you have exchanged. Assuming that you have not already done so, update to your solicitor and urge them to they cajole the owners solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will look to achieve
I am in the process of refinancing my property in Blackfen, does my lawyer need to be on the HSBC Solicitor panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but HSBC will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
4 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Blackfen completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Blackfen prior to appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to issue a mortgage on such a premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Blackfen. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Blackfen to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
To what extent are Blackfen conveyancing solicitors duty bound by the Law Society to issue transparent conveyancing costs?
Inbuilt into the Solicitors Code of Conduct are set rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their charges to clients.The Law Society have practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not intended as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, however, represent the Law Society’s view of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Blackfen or or elsewhere in the country.