Please could you suggest a Barclays sanctioned Fleet conveyancing conveyancer that can complete within less than a month? Am I best advised to unstruct a high street Fleet firm or an online comparison site?
We can recommend some very good Fleet conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Fleet. Approach a couple of firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Explain your expectations together with your reasons and ask for an assurance on your deadline. Select the lawyer that you are most comfortable with.
Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Fleet costs more?
Fleet leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
After researching online forums for a recommended lawyer in Fleet, many post that I should use a CQS kitemarked lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
Fleet Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have been granted accreditation under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) CQS was created to establish evidence of quality standards in the home moving process. CQS helps buyers and sellers to identify solicitor firms that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Fleet is one of locations in England and Wales in which accredited firms are based. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, spot checks and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Legal Ombudsman.
Is it possible to switch solicitor as I have to retain one who is on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in Fleet round the corner but she is not approved by Coventry Building Society
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Fleet on the Coventry Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Fleet. Using search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Fleet.
I am a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Fleet. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new lawyers?
A solicitor would need to be very bad to suggest replacing them. Has the loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the new contact details and ensure the loan are re-sent. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating expenses and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Fleet
I work for a busy estate agency in Fleet where we see a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Fleet conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Fleet - Sample of Queries before buying
Many Fleet leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service charge for maintenance of the building levied on behalf of the management company. If you acquire the flat you will have to pay this liability, normally in instalments throughout the year. This could vary from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal areas. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, normally this is not a significant figure, say about £50-£100 but you should to check as sometimes it can be prohibitively expensive. Who is in charge of the block? What prohibitions are contained in the Fleet Lease?