Why would I appoint a South Kensington conveyancing practice when online conveyancers are less overpriced?
Its a good idea to shop around for conveyancing costs in South Kensington and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t be focused with looking for the lowest priced South Kensington conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never replace a telephone discussion and can never replicate a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you as to headway making sure that you are never in the dark. Should you need to contact the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll be sure you are in the know.
We're in South Kensington, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Coventry BS , and our solicitor is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
My father advised me that in purchasing a property in South Kensington there could be a number of restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external alterations to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in South Kensington which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in South Kensington should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
We previously selected conveyancing lawyers locally in South Kensington on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They have just billed me a separate sum for the legal aspects of the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Leeds Building Society?
As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. This charge is not set by Leeds Building Society but by your South Kensington conveyancer. Numerous firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.
I've digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local South Kensington solicitor - who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Virgin Money will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Virgin Money 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 South Kensington 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.
About to purchase a new build flat in South Kensington. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Kensington
The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please supply a car parking plan.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in South Kensington ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to issue a loan on this type of premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in South Kensington. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Is it possible to change conveyancer as I need to instruct a firm on the The Royal Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in South Kensington five minutes from me but he is not approved by The Royal Bank of Scotland
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in South Kensington on the The Royal Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the law firms that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in South Kensington. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in South Kensington.