Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Downe who completed the legal work 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing costs illustration based on the same type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a loan from Barclays . It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper online firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate fees appear a tad high. If you shop around you could trim some of the cost by say £125. That being said, providing that you were satisfied with the legal work the firm provided you couldcome to rue choosing an a cheaper conveyancer. Remember to be sure that the firm can represent Barclays . Do employ our search tool to locate a Downe conveyancing firm on the Barclays member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Downe.
I am assisting my mother sell her house in Downe. Will the solicitor commission an energy assessment or should I organise this?
Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a required component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate must be to hand before the property is put on the market. It is not a task that law firms normally arrange. Where you are using a Downe conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established Downe assessors
When it comes to lenders such as Nottingham, do Downe lawyers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any bank 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 submission.
I have paid off my mortgage with Barclays. I assume I don't need a Downe property lawyer on the Barclays panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Barclays mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Barclays mortgage from the register. Barclays, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Barclays has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Barclays has instructed the Land Registry to do so
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Downe?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Downe will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Downe. The search result provides 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 Downe.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Downe it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Downe commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Downe.
I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Downe. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should 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 Downe 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.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Downe. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Downe
Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
How simple is it to transfer to a new firm as I have to retain one who is on the Santander conveyancing list. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Downe five minutes from me but she is not approved by Santander
It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Downe on the Santander panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Downe. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can contrast costs for conveyancing solicitors in Downe and beyond.