My friend's uncle is a solicitor. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Rayners Lane?
It’s a good idea to look for two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this page. The quotes do vary but the service one can expect are distinct between law firms as is the case with most professions.
Do the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend carry out attended exchange conveyancing in Rayners Lane?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct attended exchanges. Please e-mail us to receive a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the Clydesdale Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Rayners Lane?
The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. 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 for a fee.
I am purchasing a house and the solicitor has referenced Chancel Repair for which the property could be obligated to contribute to because it falls into the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this really necessary for conveyancing in Rayners Lane
Unless a previous purchase of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Rayners Lane to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
How does conveyancing in Rayners Lane differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Rayners Lane come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Rayners Lane typically purchase 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Rayners Lane or who has acted in the same development.
What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Rayners Lane conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Rayners Lane conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you talk with several firms including non Rayners Lane conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:
How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation? Can they put you in touch with clients in Rayners Lane who can give a testimonial?
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Rayners Lane conveyancing firm to represent me?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Rayners Lane conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Rayners Lane flat is GFF 1 Holyrood Avenue in May 2014. The Tenant wished to acquire a new (extended) lease and applied to the Willesden County Court who granted a vesting order on 20* March2013. The Tribunal decied that the premium to be paid was £9,062 This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 79 years.