My previous solicitor has quoted £1700 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Totnes. I am looking to sell a modern house for £225,000. Is this overpriced? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Totnes?
The charges are a little high. If you are content to expend time comparing charges you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps a hundred pounds. That being said, you maycome to rue opting for an an untested lawyer. Remember to check that the solicitor can also act for your bank. You can employ our search tool to select a Totnes conveyancing practice on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Totnes.
My Totnes solicitor has spotted a discrepancy between the surveyor’s assumptions in the valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor informs me that he must check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s stance legitimate?
Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Totnes. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?
Having exchanged you should hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer soon as you will have a pending a drop dead date to complete the transaction. Every auction property will have a corresponding auction pack. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold property the auction pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You must pass this on to the lawyer instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete on the on the contractual date .
I am due to move house in January. Should my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Totnes. Conveyancing firm was chosen before I stumbled across this page.
On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the keys from the estate agent however this can only occur when the vendors solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. You will need to tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal company but can help you choose a residential property solicitor in Totnes or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Totnes.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Totnes lawyer having made sure that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale 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 Totnes 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.
five months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Totnes completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Totnes. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Totnes
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Totnes for my house move. Is there any facility to review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training purposes.