Just contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Horwich who conducted the legals two years ago asking for a conveyancing quote based on the same type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of similar values with a home loan from Barclays Direct. It looks as though am now being charged double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative conveyancer?
The charges are a little high. Where you are happy to expend time contrasting prices you might trim some of the expense by say a hundred pounds. That being said, providing that you were content with the service the firm offered you couldcome to regret opting for an a cheaper conveyancer. Remember to check the conveyancer can represent Barclays Direct. Do use our search tool to find a Horwich conveyancing firm on the Barclays Direct conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Horwich.
I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must leave my let out apartment in Horwich by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in 5 weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to serve notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, update to your solicitor and request that they apply pressure on the sellers lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will aim towards
Completed the sale of my flat in Horwich last April but my buyer keeps telephoning me complaining that their solicitor needs to hear from mylawyer. What should have happened following completion?
Following your disposal your lawyer is committed to send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also confirm that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion formalities specific conveyancing in Horwich.
How does conveyancing in Horwich differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Horwich come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because developers in Horwich typically 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Horwich or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Horwich in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders tend not give a loan on this type of house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Horwich. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Horwich especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Horwich.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Horwich for my purchase. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Anyone may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training requirements.