We selected a high street solicitor for our conveyancing in Hythe last week. Going through the Terms and Conditions I notewe are responsible for costs even where the conveyance does not complete. Should I go with them or choose an on-line lawyer promoting no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Hythe?
Generally there is a concession along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is available then the fee levels will generally be higher to neutralise the cases that abort. Dont forget that such schemes generally do not cover expenses for example Hythe conveyancing search charges.
We're in Hythe, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Virgin Money , and our lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor 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.
My aunt pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Hythe there may be a number of restrictions preventing external alterations to a property. Is this right?
There are anumerous of properties in Hythe which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Hythe should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Can I be sure that the Hythe conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Hythe obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Hythe conveyancer having checked that they are on the RBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
RBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually RBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Hythe postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with RBS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Hythe.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Hythe I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hythe for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?
If you require a mortgage that many years may be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.
Hoping to buy a property located in Hythe and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Hythe. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Hythe area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Hythe. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Hythe being more expensive?
Purchasing a brand new home is completely different from the normal house purchase conveyancing in Hythe. For a start developers normally require contracts to exchange within a tight deadline, so there is a a great deal of pressure on your lawyer to make sure everything is in order. In addition new build premises often involve examination of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Lenders requirements are also more demanding. Taking into account the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.