Having been referred to your organisation we were about to use a conveyancing solicitor in Mayfield endorsed by you but stumbled across alternative fee calculations on the internet look less expensive – how come?
There are plenty of conveyancers advertising at first sight what seems to be extremely cheap conveyancing in Mayfield. Our recommendation is to think twice as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the quality of the legal work. Some embed fees well inside the terms of business. The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Mayfield neverdo this.
I am mortgaging my apartment in Mayfield, does my lawyer have to be on the TSB Solicitor panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but TSB will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
My uncle advised me that in purchasing a property in Mayfield there could be various restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external changes to a property. Is this right?
There are a number of properties in Mayfield which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Mayfield should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Is it correct that all Mayfield CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing list of approved practices?
A selection of lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.
I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Mayfield solicitor - who is on the RBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
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. You may wish to consider appointing your own Mayfield surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial site in Mayfield?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Mayfield will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Mayfield. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Mayfield.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Mayfield it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Mayfield commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Mayfield.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Mayfield?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Mayfield. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
What does commercial conveyancing in Mayfield cover?
Mayfield conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of services, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.