We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Gunnersbury endorsed on your site but stumbled across alternative quotes on the internet seem cheaper – why is this?
There are many firms of solicitors marketing what appear to be cut price. Our advice is to think twice as to how much you respect your own move to want to be penny wise pound foolish in relation to the standard of the legal work. Many of them list a budget fee to tease you but bury additional fees in the small print..
We are due to exchange on the purchase of a property in Gunnersbury but as a result of wreckage from the recent storms I have managed to agree recompense from the current proprietors of £2k taking the form of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of amending the contract yet Kent Reliance will not agree to this. Why were they notified?
The conveyancer that is on a Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is required to disclose to Kent Reliance of any changes to the sale price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to report the price change to Kent Reliance then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Kent Reliance and you would have to appoint a new solicitor for your conveyancing in Gunnersbury.
Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Gunnersbury?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Gunnersbury your solicitor will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Generally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is as part of the purchase price then this will be asked for shortly ahead of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
We're in Gunnersbury, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Kent Reliance , and our lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer 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.
Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the main cause of delay in Gunnersbury conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Gunnersbury.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Gunnersbury prior to instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may refuse to issue a loan on this type of home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Gunnersbury. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Gunnersbury especially if they are familiar with such properties in Gunnersbury.