We instructed a Tufnell Park based solicitor for our conveyancing in Tufnell Park last week. After carefully reading the Ts and Cs I seeI am liable for charges even where the transaction does not complete. Should I go with them or instruct an internet conveyancing company promoting no completion no cost conveyancing in Tufnell Park?
It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the fee levels will tend to be be more expensive to cover those conveyances that abort. Dont forget that these promotions tend not to protect you from disbursements for instance Tufnell Park conveyancing search expenses.
Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Tufnell Park?
If you are buying a property in Tufnell Park your solicitor will request that you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the total price then this will be needed shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
How can we know in advance if a Tufnell Park conveyancing solicitor on the HSBC panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Tufnell Park seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.
I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Tufnell Park. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £225. Not long after, the lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Co-operative panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Tufnell Park property lawyer having checked that they are on the TSB conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
TSB will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually TSB 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 Tufnell Park 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.
I am buying a new build flat in Tufnell Park. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Tufnell Park
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please supply a car parking plan.
Should I be suspicious by estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Tufnell Park conveyancing practice?
As is the case with many service providers, often recommendations from family and friends can be most helpful. But there are lots of players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may suggest conveyancers to appoint. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to choose your own conveyancer. Don't forget that many lenders specify a panel list of solicitors you must use for the lender aspect of your conveyancing.
My father-in-law has recommend that I appoint his conveyancers in Tufnell Park. Should I find my own solicitor?
No doubt it’s preferable to select a conveyancing lawyer is to seek feedback from friends or relatives who have experience in using the conveyancer you're contemplating using.