Recently been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Stapleton who conducted the legals 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of similar values with a home loan from Aldermore. I am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper online conveyancer?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the steep side. If you you were to look around you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, providing that you were pleased with the conveyancing the firm gave you mightcome to regret choosing an an untested solicitor. Don't forget to check the solicitor can also act for Aldermore. Do employ our search tool to choose a Stapleton conveyancing firm on the Aldermore approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Stapleton.
We previously chose conveyancers locally in Stapleton on the Virgin Money solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me a separate charge for handling the Virgin Money mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Virgin Money?
Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Virgin Money but by your Stapleton solicitor. Numerous firms on the Virgin Money panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
My partner and I have organised the release of further funds on our home loan from TSB as we wish to conduct alterations to our property in Stapleton. Do we need to choose a local Stapleton solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
TSB would not normally appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the TSB panel.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Skipton. Stapleton conveyancing lawyers have been appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Skipton?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Skipton completed the valuation? Have you advised Skipton as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Skipton conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
A colleague suggested that where I am purchasing in Stapleton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Stapleton conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Stapleton around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Stapleton.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Stapleton. 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 legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stapleton
Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.
Taking into account that I am about to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a property in Stapleton I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer concerning thehouse move ahead of appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?
We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be doing your conveyancing in Stapleton.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a case number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Stapleton should be the figure that you are charged.
Why do Stapleton conveyancing charges differ for leasehold and freehold properties?
Leasehold conveyancing in Stapleton will often involve additional work such as fully examining the lease, corresponding with the landlord, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts amongst other tasks.