We opted for a Grahame Park based lawyer for our conveyancing in Grahame Park recently. Looking through the Ts and Cs I seeI am on the hook for fees even if the dealdoes not happen. Should I ditch them and choose an on-line firm promoting no completion no charge conveyancing in Grahame Park?
It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the fee levels will generally be uplifted to counteract the cases that fail to complete. Please beware that these arrangements rarely protect you from expenses such your Grahame Park conveyancing search fees.
What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Grahame Park
We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Grahame Park conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
When it comes to lenders such as HSBC, do Grahame Park conveyancers have to pay a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Leeds Building Society as we wish to carry out renovations to our property in Grahame Park. Are we obliged to appoint a local Grahame Park solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Leeds Building Society would not normally instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.
My wife and I purchased a 4 bedroom Victorian house in Grahame Park. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Santander. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second 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 Grahame Park and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
I have been advised by a couple of local property agents in Grahame Park to choose a solicitor on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your site rather than a competitor’s?
We refuse to make any commission for directing people in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My partner has suggested that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Grahame Park. Should I find my own property lawyer?
No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to get guidance from friends or relatives who have experience in using the firm that you are are thinking of instructing.
I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the mortgage company approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the lender solicitor panel.