My partner’s step-father is a solicitor. I expect that I'll be able to get preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what level of costs should I be paying for conveyancing in Bournemouth?
It’s wise to seek 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this site. Whilst fees seem to contrast greatly but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Bournemouth even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I intend to buy a shop in Bournemouth with a loan from Birmingham Midshires?
Our comparison service is predominantly there to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Bournemouth but we have listed at the bottom of this page some Bournemouth commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to establish if they can also act for Birmingham Midshires
I am helping my mother sell her property in Bournemouth. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy assessment or should I organise this?
After the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was left as a required element of selling a house. An energy assessment should be to hand in advance of the property being placed on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Bournemouth conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with reputable Bournemouth accredited person
I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in December 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Nottingham are being pedantic. The Bournemouth solicitor who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Nottingham are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nottingham have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Nottingham have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nottingham may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Leeds Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a apartment in Bournemouth has been accepted, what happens next?
Your property agent will want to be informed of your solicitor's details (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s approved list). Telephone Leeds Building Society or your broker and finish off any relevant paperwork. Leeds Building Society will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or seller to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes about a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. Leeds Building Society will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Bournemouth.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Bournemouth ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to give a loan on this type of property.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bournemouth. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Bournemouth for my house move. Can I check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
You may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training requirements.
My wife and I have chosen a Bournemouth conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (first time buyers) and have spotted in the terms and conditions that they are not regulated by the FCA. Need I be worried or is that standard with solicitor?
We can't see why they should be. Most conveyancer don't lend money. You should check that they are regulated by the SRA, who dictate stringent stipulations regulating funds held on client account.