Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Knebworth who conducted the legals 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house move (a leasehold premises and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a home loan from Lloyds TSB Bank. It looks as though am now being charged double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper online firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The estimate fees seem a bit high. Where you are content to spend time contrasting prices you could trim some of the expense by as much as £125. On the other hand, if you were satisfied with the legal work the firm gave you maycome to rue choosing an an unknown lawyer. If is important to check that the solicitor can represent Lloyds TSB Bank. Do use our search tool to find a Knebworth conveyancing firm on the Lloyds TSB Bank approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Knebworth.
Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Knebworth even where I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example where I wish to buy a shop in Knebworth with a mortgage from Nottingham Building Society?
The service is predominantly utilised to get a quote from domestic conveyancing solicitors in Knebworth but we have recorded at the end of this page a few Knebworth commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to establish if they can also act for Nottingham Building Society
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is suspended from the Leeds Building Society Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Knebworth?
The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Knebworth what would it be?
It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Knebworth conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Knebworth. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?
Now that you have legally bound yourself to purchase you will need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you are faced with a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the purchase. All auction property will have a bespoke auction set of papers. This should include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor requires. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to leasehold premises. You need to pass this on to the solicitor working for you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.
Planning on purchasing a house in Knebworth. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Barclays 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 Knebworth lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Knebworth. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Knebworth
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply a car parking plan.
I'm refinancing my existing house to a BTL loan with Bank of Scotland and I will use the ballance of the raised equity towards another house. The neighborhood we are interested in is Knebworth. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of lenders and tie in the conveyances?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the solicitors are approved by both banks. On the basis that they are the solicitor will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should talk with you solicitor and make apparent your expectations and requirements.