My friend's step-father is a conveyancer. I expect that I will be offered mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Caversham?
Do compare pricing. Do use our search tool on this page. The prices do be different but the service one can expect differ between conveyancers as is true with most professions.
My property lawyer in Caversham has never been on on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Approved Panel. Can I still retain my prefered solicitor even though they are excluded from the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing Caversham solicitors but Norwich and Peterborough Building Society will need to use a solicitor on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal charges and result in delays.
- Choose a new lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Persuade your conveyancer to use their best endeavours to join the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel
Me and my partner are buying a house in Caversham. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? On the day of competition we have to put funds 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.
We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Co-operative as we intend to conduct renovations to our property in Caversham. Are we obliged to select a local Caversham solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel to handle the legals?
Co-operative do not ordinarily require firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.
I have instructed a Caversham solicitor having checked that they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Bank of Ireland will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Bank of Ireland will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Caversham postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Caversham.
I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Caversham. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Caversham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Caversham is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Caversham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Caversham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Caversham may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am selling a house in Cardiff but live in Caversham. My solicitor (based 260 miles awayneeds me to sign a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Caversham who can attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Caversham based