I was recommended to a lawyer who has quoted £1150 for freehold conveyancing in Fawley. I am selling a modern property for £175,000. Is this expensive? Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Fawley?
The charges are a tad high. If you are content to spend time scrutinising charges you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. On the other hand, you maycome to rue choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Remember to be sure the conveyancer can also act for your lender. You can make use of our comparison tool to get a quote a Fawley conveyancing practice on the banks conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Fawley.
We hope to to purchase with Darlington Building Society. We have called around locally but am struggling to find a Fawley conveyancing firm on the Darlington Building Society panel. Could you help?
Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this page. Please choose the lender and type Fawley or your preferred area and you will discover numerous solicitors located in Fawley or near you.
I am assisting my sister sell her house in Fawley. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy performance certificate or do I organise this?
Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was left as a mandatory component of selling a house. An energy assessment must be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. It is not something that solicitors normally organise. Where you are using a Fawley conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable local energy assessors
When it comes to mortgage companies such as Santander, do Fawley property lawyers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Skipton are being difficult. The Fawley solicitor who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Skipton are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Skipton have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Skipton have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Skipton may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
My wife and I own a semi-detached Edwardian property in Fawley. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Fawley and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.
How does conveyancing in Fawley differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Fawley approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because new home sellers in Fawley usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Fawley or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Fawley is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Fawley are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Fawley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Fawley 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.