My family solicitor has quoted £1350 for fixed fee conveyancing in Leeswood. I am hoping to sell a modern property for £250,000. Is this too much? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Leeswood?
The quote is slightly on the high side. If you are willing to expend time scrutinising costs you could trim some of the cost by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightlive to regret choosing an an unknown solicitor. Remember to ensure the conveyancer can represent your bank. You can make use of our comparison tool to get a quote a Leeswood conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Leeswood.
We note that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Leeswood?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Leeswood.
I have been told by my conveyancer that missing deeds insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Leeswood conveyancing?
The right level of missing deeds indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Halifax and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.
We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Yorkshire BS as we intend to conduct alterations to our house in Leeswood. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Leeswood solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Yorkshire BS do not ordinarily require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Yorkshire BS list.
We were going to get a DIP from Barclays this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Barclays recommend any Leeswood solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Leeswood solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Barclays conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Barclays through the process.
My friend advised me that if I am buying in Leeswood I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually included in the estimate for your Leeswood conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Leeswood around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Leeswood Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Leeswood Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Leeswood.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a property in Swansea but reside in Leeswood. My lawyer (who is 260 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Leeswood to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Leeswood
I own a leasehold house in Leeswood. Conveyancing and Alliance & Leicester mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Leeswood who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Leeswood conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Leeswood - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
How much is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability? Make sure you find out if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example it is very common in Leeswood leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Leeswood. If you love the apartmentin Leeswood yet your cat can’t make the move with you then you will be faced difficult compromise.