It is is a decade since I bought my property in Thames View. Conveyancing solicitors have now been appointed on the sale but I can't find my title deeds. Will this cause complications?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be retained by the mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Thames View relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is not registered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.
My wife and I are purchasing a flat in Thames View. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we will need to send our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Thames View
It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Thames View conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
Having read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Thames View solicitor - who is on the Principality conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Principality will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Principality 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. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Thames View postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Principality, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Thames View.
My relative recommended that where I am purchasing in Thames View I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Thames View conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Thames View 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 type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Thames View Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Thames View.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Thames View. Now, I need my documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Thames View of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
My company is intending to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Thames View for below 1500k?
We are happy to recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Thames View, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we will find you the right solicitor. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or telephone so as to enable us to provide you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.
Why do Thames View conveyancing costs are higher for leasehold and freehold properties?
Inevitably there is more work required in leasehold conveyancing. Thames View has many leasehold properties. There is more paperwork involved in the purchase: for example, the lease and leasehold information (including current service charge, ground rent and buildings insurance details) obtained from the freeholder or managing agents. There are strict criteria that the lease must meet in order to be acceptable to a mortgage company. If it does not meet these requirements, the lease must be amended, which can involve additional expense for the seller.