My partner’s dad is a conveyancer. I am hopeful that I will be offered friends and family rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Crowborough?
It’s sensible to request multiple conveyancing quotes. Do use our comparison tool on this site. Whilst quotes will contrast greatly but service levels do differ between conveyancers as is the case with most professions.
How do I find out if the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Crowborough is on the mortgage lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Halifax thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in supplemental conveyancing fees.
Please do make the most of the search tool on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Crowborough’ or your location and you will see numerous solicitors located in Crowborough or by proximity to you.
is it true that all Crowborough solicitor firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. The majority of mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
We had instructed conveyancing lawyers located in Crowborough on the Clydesdale solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a further charge for handling the Clydesdale mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Clydesdale?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your property lawyer may levy a fee for this. The charge is not set by Clydesdale but by your Crowborough property lawyer. Numerous firms on the Clydesdale panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Barclays as we intend to conduct a loft conversion to our home in Crowborough. Are we obliged to select a high street Crowborough solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel to handle the legals?
Barclays would not normally appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Barclays panel.
My wife and I purchased a semi-detached Georgian property in Crowborough. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Barclays Direct. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Crowborough and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Crowborough is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Crowborough are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Crowborough you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crowborough may determine 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 property.
My company is planning to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-move-no fees for commercial conveyancing in Crowborough for under 2k?
We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Crowborough, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to buy or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right firm. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and complexity of the deal. Please provide us with your details or call so as to enable us to supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.