Recently been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in Greenford who completed the legal work two years ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold premises) of similar values with a home loan from Bank of Scotland. It looks as though am now being charged double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative property lawyer?
The estimate fees appear a tad high. Where you are happy to expend time contrasting costs you may be able to trim some of the expense by perhaps a hundred pounds. That being said, providing that you were content with the legal work the firm offered you mightcome to regret opting for an an unknown lawyer. Remember to enquire the conveyancer can act for Bank of Scotland. Do employ our search tool to locate a Greenford conveyancing firm on the Bank of Scotland member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Greenford.
I am assisting my aunt sell her flat in Greenford. Will the solicitor arrange the energy assessment or it is for the owner to coordinate?
After the demise of HIPs, EPC’s remained a mandatory part of selling a property. An EPC must be to hand in advance of the property being put on the market. This is not a task that law firms ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Greenford conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with long established Greenford energy assessors
I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Santander. I assume I don't need a Greenford solicitor on the Santander panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Santander mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Santander mortgage from the register. Santander, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Santander has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Santander has instructed the Land Registry to do so
Intending to buy a flat in Greenford. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Greenford lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.
I am downsizing from our home in Greenford and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Greenford lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Greenford. We have lived in Greenford for three years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Greenford?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Greenford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
How does conveyancing in Greenford differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Greenford approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Greenford tend to buy the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Greenford or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Greenford who is on the lender conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who conduct conveyancing in Greenford. We dont recommend any particular conveyancing practice.