My partner’s mother is a solicitor. I am hopeful that I will receive friends and family fee for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in Coulsdon?
It’s advisable to obtain two or three conveyancing quotes. Do use our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that estimates will vary but the service one can expect are distinct between property lawyers as is true with most professions.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to instruct their panel lawyer as I would much rather instruct a Coulsdon based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the chances are that give you one of their panel lawyers if you take up the "fee-free" deal. Speak to the lender and see if they offer you a monetary alternative. Some banks have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Coulsdon.
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Santander, do Coulsdon property lawyers have to pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Skipton. Coulsdon conveyancing practitioners are chosen. How long does it take for Skipton to forward the offer to the lawyer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Skipton conducted the survey? Have you advised Skipton as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Skipton conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Coulsdon solicitor - who is on the TSB conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
TSB will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually TSB 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 lawyer 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 Coulsdon postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Coulsdon.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial site in Coulsdon?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Coulsdon will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Coulsdon. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Coulsdon.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Coulsdon it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may result in delays to Coulsdon commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Coulsdon.
I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Coulsdon. Now, I need my files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do call 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 Coulsdon of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Finally our conveyancing in Coulsdon is set to complete this Friday, however the couple I am buying off wishes to move out 24 hours later at midday. Should I accept this?
It is not possible to complete on a Saturday because the bank systems are not working.