Having been recommended your service we were about to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Fowey listed on your site but have come across alternative quotes via the web look less expensive – how come?
There are numerous conveyancing organisations promoting so-called cheap conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for additionalcharges end up with the final invoice being inflated. According to the Legal Ombudsman charges contained in terms and conditions should be transparent and reasonable and be applied The solicitors that we list for conveyancing in Fowey clearly state all costs for a standard conveyancing matter.
We're in Fowey, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Yorkshire BS , and our lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Is there a list of Kent Reliance panel conveyancers in Fowey on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings visible online. If you are seeking to appoint a Fowey solicitor on the Kent Reliance please make the most of our tool.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Fowey off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Barclays. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel.
I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Fowey. My mortgage broker suggested a property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £225. Not long after, the conveyancer contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the UBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the UBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
2 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Fowey completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Fowey before retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to issue a loan on this type of home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Nationwide. If you call us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Fowey. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Fowey especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Fowey.
All being well we will complete the sale of our £350,000 maisonette in Fowey next week. The freeholder has quoted £324 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Fowey?
For most leasehold sales in Fowey conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :
Completing pre-exchange enquiries
Where consent is required before sale in Fowey
Supplying insurance information
Deeds of covenant upon sale
Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
I purchased a 1 bedroom flat in Fowey, conveyancing having been completed in 1996. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Fowey with a long lease are worth £179,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease ends on 21st October 2078
With only 57 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £26,600 and £30,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.