We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham listed by you but stumbled across alternative estimates on the internet appear less expensive – how come?
There are plenty of firms advertising so-called £99 conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for additionalcharges end up with the final bill totally different to the one you expected. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that costs set out in terms of engagement should be equitable invoiced The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Twickenham set out all legal fees for the property you plan topurchase.
We are looking to buy a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham who is on the RBS approved panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for RBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Twickenham.
I have been told that property searches are a common cause of obstruction in Twickenham conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Twickenham.
2 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Twickenham concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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 premises 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.
I was advised by a number of estate agents in Twickenham to get a quote from a solicitor using your seach tool. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers over and above another?
We don’t give any commission for directing people our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
Midway through the sale of a leasehold flat in Twickenham. Conveyancing is fine but we have been asked to pay an extortionate amount by the managing agents. So far we have forked out £237 for a leasehold management information and then another £117.20 for supplemental questions supplied by the buyers solicitor.
You will not have any say over the extent of the charges for this information but the average fee for the information for Twickenham leasehold property is £380. For Twickenham conveyancing deals it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer these questions although many will agree to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Regretfully there is no legislation that requires set charges for administrative tasks. There is no set time frame by which they are obliged to issue the information.