Having been told to check out your organisation we were about to use a conveyancing solicitor in Penge found by you but stumbled across some other fee calculations on the internet seem less expensive – why is this?
You can find lots of conveyancing companies advertising theoretically looks to be extremely cheap conveyancing in Penge. You should think long and hard as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish in relation to the quality of the conveyancing. Some hide extras deep into the terms of business. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Penge neverdo this.
At what point will exchange of contracts occur in purchase conveyancing in Penge and do I need to be at the lawyers office?
If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Penge you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we recommend provide a countrywide conveyancing service and provide as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the purchase agreement is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Penge)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Penge but how do I know who I should use?
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Penge conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying 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 know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
When it comes to lenders such as Yorkshire BS, do Penge conveyancing practitioners have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Barclays. Penge conveyancing solicitors are appointed. How long does it take for Barclays to issue the offer to the solicitor?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Barclays done the survey? Have you advised Barclays as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Barclays conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Penge?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Penge will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Penge. The search result provides 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 Penge.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Penge it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Penge commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Penge.
I have a terraced Georgian property in Penge. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Leeds Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Penge and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
We are soon to acquiring a property in Penge. Conveyancing is not over but we wish to have our transaction price confidential from the likes of Rightmove. Is this possible and how?
HMLR by statute are obliged to reveal price sold information on a register of the title for residential properties countrywide including properties in Penge. The register of ownership is a public document, so the Land Registry would be breaking the law excluded certain homes such as the one in Penge.
In essence you can ask HM Land Registry to hide the price paid data but the answer would be in the negative.