We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Slough recommended on your site but stumbled across alternative quotes on the internet seem cheaper – how come?
There are many firms of firms promoting self styled cheap conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for supplementalfees end up with the final bill mounting up beyond all recognition. According to the Legal Ombudsman costs outlined in terms of business should be equitable invoiced The solicitors that we put forward for conveyancing in Slough genuinely set out all charges for the property you intend topurchase.
My son is about to exchange on a newly built flat in Slough with a home loan from Kent Reliance. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
I own a freehold property in Slough but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Slough and has limited impact for conveyancing in Slough but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Aldermore as we intend to carry out a loft conversion to our house in Slough. Are we obliged to appoint a nearby Slough solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel to handle the legals?
Aldermore do not ordinarily appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Aldermore list.
We were going to get a DIP from Bank of Ireland this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Bank of Ireland recommend any Slough solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Slough solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Bank of Ireland through the process.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Slough. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £225. Shortly after, the lawyer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Coventry BS 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 Coventry BS 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.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Slough 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should be aware precisely where to find all the suitable documentation so you can buy or dispose of your house without any difficulty. If duplicates can’t be located, your conveyancer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on your property.
I have been recommended by three or four local selling agents in Slough to choose a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your services rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t offer any referral fee for directing people in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.