Just been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in Dollis Hill who completed the legal work 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing quote based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold premises and a freehold premises) of similar values with a home loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Better the devil I know or should I try and find a cheaper internet firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate does seem a tad on the high side. Where you are happy to spend time scrutinising quotes you could reduce the fees marginally by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, providing that you were content with the assistance the firm gave you mightcome to regret opting for an an untested conveyancer. Don't forget to be sure that the solicitor can act for The Royal Bank of Scotland. Do utilise our search tool to locate a Dollis Hill conveyancing firm on the The Royal Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Dollis Hill.
My partner and I are purchasing a new build duplex in Dollis Hill and my conveyancer is telling me that she has to the lender to disclose incentives from the builder. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I don't want to prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Dollis Hill? Is this really warranted?
It is indeed that case that the requirement set out by your solicitor has nothing to do with conveyancing in Dollis Hill. Nowadays you will not be able to proceed with any conveyancing deal without first supplying evidence of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a bank statement. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as proof of identification it must be both the paper section and photo card part, one is not sufficient in the absence of the other.
Proof of the origin of funds is necessary in accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations. You should not be offended when you are asked to produce this as your conveyancing solicitor must retain this information on file. Your Dollis Hill conveyancing solicitor will need to see evidence of proof of funds before they are able to accept any money from you into their client account and they should also ask further queries concerning the origin of funds.
Me and my brother own a renovated Georgian property in Dollis Hill. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Santander. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You should assess 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 Dollis Hill and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
As co-executor for the will of my father I am selling a property in Swansea but reside in Dollis Hill. My lawyer (based 200 kilometers from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Dollis Hill who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Dollis Hill
I need to swap lawyers as my Dollis Hill lawyer is not on the bank's approved list of conveyancing solicitors. How simple is it to change conveyancer?
If you haven't yet instructed a conveyancer to do anything for you and have just received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Dollis Hill that you're thinking of instructing.