Just contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Crabtree who completed the legal work 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing quote based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a home loan from Lloyds TSB Bank. It looks as though am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative property lawyer?
The estimate does seem a little overpriced. If you you were to look around you might shave off some of the expense by as much as £125. On the other hand, assuming were happy with the assistance the firm offered you mightlive to regret choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Don't forget to ensure that the firm can also act for Lloyds TSB Bank. You can employ our search tool to select a Crabtree conveyancing firm on the Lloyds TSB Bank conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Crabtree.
A relative suggested that where I am purchasing in Crabtree I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Crabtree conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Crabtree around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Crabtree Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Crabtree.
The deeds to my property can not be found. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Crabtree 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?
These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer will be aware precisely where to find all the relevant paperwork so you may buy or dispose of your house without any difficulty. If duplicates can’t be located, your solicitor can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your property.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Crabtree ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders will not give a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Crabtree. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Crabtree to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Crabtree for my house move. Can I see a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public can review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor call for training requirements.
Me and my partner are buying a leasehold maisonette in Crabtree. Conveyancing quotes are averaging around £1700. Is that reasonable?
The average fee last year for conveyancing in Crabtree was just over one thousand four hundred and fifty pounds excluding Stamp Duty and HM Land Registry charges.