Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Kingsbury who completed the legal work 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a loan from Halifax. It looks as though am now being charged twice the amount. Should I look for an alternative property lawyer?
The costs illustration is slightly on the high side. If you are content to spend time scrutinising costs you could trim some of the expense by as much as £100 plus VAT. That being said, providing that you were happy with the assistance the firm offered you maylive to regret opting for an an untested solicitor. If is important to ensure that the firm can represent Halifax. You can use our search tool to locate a Kingsbury conveyancing firm on the Halifax conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Kingsbury.
We are looking to buy a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Kingsbury who is on the HSBC approved panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for HSBC . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Kingsbury.
I have been told that property searches are the main cause of delay in Kingsbury house deals. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Kingsbury.
How does conveyancing in Kingsbury differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Kingsbury come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Kingsbury typically buy the land, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Kingsbury or who has acted in the same development.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Kingsbury in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a loan on this type of home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Kingsbury. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Kingsbury especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Kingsbury.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but live in Kingsbury. My solicitor (approximately 300 kilometers from mehas requested that I sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Kingsbury to attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Kingsbury