My previous solicitor has sent a quote for £995 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Grays. I’m selling a purpose built property for £175,000. Are the quoted fees excessive? Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Grays?
The charges are a tad high. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maylive to rue opting for an an untested lawyer. Don't forget to ensure the solicitor can represent your lender. You can utilise our search tool to select a Grays conveyancing company on the banks conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Grays.
As a novice what is the most important advice you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Grays?
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Grays or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the house moving process. For example, the vendor, selling agent and even potentially your lender. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Grays is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the process whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.
On occasion a third party with a vested interest will try and sway you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your lawyer is dragging his heels. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is against your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.
Is there a search tool that I can use to discover of the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Grays is on the lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for HSBC Bank thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in additional conveyancing charges.
Please do take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this web page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Grays’ or your location and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Grays or nearest you.
I moved into my apartment on 3 November and my personal details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Grays expressed confidence that it should be concluded in a couple of weeks. Are titles in Grays uniquely lengthy to register?
There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Grays registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any 3rd parties. Currently roughly three quarters of submission are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the purchaser is living at the property so an expedited registration is not usually primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
Back In 2006, I bought a leasehold house in Grays. Conveyancing and Nationwide Building Society mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Grays who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Grays conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Grays conveyancing firm to assist?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Grays conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Grays residence is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case was in relation to 13 flats. The unexpired term was 76 years.
I am considering using an online conveyancing practitioner rather than a Grays conveyancing practice. Should I ‘stay local’?
Advantages do exist in being able to pop in to a local Grays conveyancing solicitor for instance
- signing papers same day
- having one on one explanations of matters you don't understand
- the ability to raise concerns if matters are not going as expected
When comparing estimates, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Grays high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Often online agents appear to offer low cost fees, but have hidden 'extras' in the small print.