Our family lawyer has given a fee estimate £1350 for no move no fee conveyancing in Buckden. I’m hoping to downsize from a purpose built house for £300,000. This seems overpriced. Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Buckden?
The charges are a bit high. If you shop around you could shave off some of the expense by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you couldlive to rue opting for an an unknown solicitor. If is important to enquire the firm can act for your bank. You can employ our comparison tool to select a Buckden conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Buckden.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Bank of Ireland, do Buckden lawyers have to pay a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
We previously appointed conveyancers based in Buckden on the Aldermore solicitor panel. They have just billed me a further fee for handling the Aldermore mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Aldermore?
Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your property lawyer can charge a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Aldermore but by your Buckden conveyancing practitioner. Some firms on the Aldermore panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Buckden. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender TSB be concerned?
Given that your lender is TSB your lawyer must follow the formal requirements outlined in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for TSB. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to TSB where a lease does not comply with these conditions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to Buckden.
Just bought a terraced house in Buckden , how long should it take for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Buckden conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain that my purchase is registered.
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Buckden registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any other persons or bodies. Currently in the region of three quarters of submission are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Historically registration is effected once the new owner has moved in to the property so registration formalities is not always an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor could speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Buckden prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold home.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. If you call us we can investigate further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Buckden. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Buckden to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
How do I use your search facility to choose a conveyancing lawyer in Buckden on the approved list for my bank?
First choose a bank such as Yorkshire Building Society, Coventry Building Society or Alliance & Leicester then choose your location a common one being Buckden. Conveyancing firms in Buckden and nationally will then be listed.
My husband and I are four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the estate agent to perform conveyancing in Buckden. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new lawyers?
A solicitor would have to be very poor to suggest replacing them. Has the mortgage offer been sent? If so you must make them aware of the new lawyer and have the offer are re-issued. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental expenses and frustration. So that should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Buckden