How do I find the right solicitor to provide a quality service for our conveyancing in Stevenage?
First ask your friends and family who they would recommend.
Option 2 is to search the internet for conveyancing in Stevenage. Call two or three from the list and request that they email you their conveyancing fee calculations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle the conveyancing ahead ofmaking your decision.
Option 3 is to use our search tool to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your own factors including location,timings, complexity and who the proposed lender is. Do not be fooled by low cost conveyancing in Stevenage
What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Stevenage
There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Stevenage and Solicitor practices in Stevenage to choose from We would stress that both are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. The two can deal with associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.
We had selected solicitors located in Stevenage on the RBS solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a separate charge for dealing with the RBS mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by RBS?
Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer can levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by RBS but by your Stevenage conveyancer. Numerous firms on the RBS panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of practices include it on their overall fee.
Bank of Ireland have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a flat in Stevenage has been accepted, now what?
The property agent will wish to be advised as to your property lawyer's details (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the lender’s panel). Call up Bank of Ireland or your broker and finish off any relevant paperwork. Bank of Ireland will instruct a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or vendor to book an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to get a mortgage offer. Bank of Ireland will issue the offer to you and your conveyancers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Stevenage.
My wife and I own a semi-detached Victorian property in Stevenage. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Skipton Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Stevenage and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
Hoping to buy a property located in Stevenage and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Stevenage. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Stevenage area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Stevenage. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Should I appoint a Stevenage conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can conduct the legal work however her office is 200miles away.
The benefit of a high street Stevenage conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were happy that should outweigh using an unknown Stevenage conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.
My folks are encountering problems in finding their Stevenage land registry title on the site. They have a vague memory back in the 60’s when they purchased the bungalow there were complications with Stevenage not being identified on some systems.
The vast majority of premises in Stevenage should show up. Have you tried a search to simply the postcode. Normally it will identify all the premises inside the postcode. Where recorded it will show up with a title number. If they bought back in the 70’s it's conceivable it may be unregistered. The address may still be revealed but with the title number shown 'na'. In this scenario you will need to track down the original title deeds which could be with your parent’s lender.