I decided to go with a Shooter's Hill based lawyer for my conveyancing in Shooter's Hill today. After carefully reading the Terms and Conditions I noteI am responsible for charges even if our purchase aborts. Would I be best advised to select an internet firm promising no move no charge conveyancing in Shooter's Hill?
Generally there is a concession along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will generally be higher to cover the cases that abort. Do bear in mind that these arrangements generally do not protect you from expenditure for example Shooter's Hill conveyancing search costs.
My wife and I have just purchased a house in Shooter's Hill. We have since encountered a number of problems with the property which we consider were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been carried out for conveyancing in Shooter's Hill?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in Shooter's Hill. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated during the legal transfer of property are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner fills in a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information proves to be incorrect, then you may have a claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Shooter's Hill.
Will lawyers ask for money on account for my conveyancing in Shooter's Hill?
If you are buying a property in Shooter's Hill your lawyer will ask you place them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Generally this is called for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the total price then this will be required shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable a few days ahead of the completion date.
I am due to move property in May. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Shooter's Hill. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across this website.
On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from your selling agent however this can only happen after the sellers conveyancers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be handed over. After that you can advise the removal men that they can start moving you in. We do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in Shooter's Hill or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in Shooter's Hill.
I'm in the process of looking at houses in Shooter's Hill and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a property lawyer in place at this stage? I will be getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland.
You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Shooter's Hill. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £200. Not long after, the lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Virgin Money panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Shooter's Hill for my purchase. Is there any facility to review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
You may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training requirements.
I am buying a flat with all finances in place. My lawyer has been given with two distinct evidence of photographic ID, bank statement, multiple utility bills. Now he requires a copy from a probate lawyer advising that the money is legitimate and that it has come from inheritance and not via illegitimate means.
In today’s world you will not be able to complete any Shooter's Hill conveyancing transaction without first providing evidence of your identity to your lawyers. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a utility bill. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper part and photo card part, one is not acceptable without the other. Evidence of your source of funds is required under Money Laundering laws.