Having been recommended your service we were about to use a conveyancing solicitor in Waltham listed on your site but have come across some other costs illustrations via the web appear less expensive – why is this?
There are lots of solicitors offering what appear to be the cheapest conveyancing in Waltham. We suggest that you think twice about how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the standard of the conveyancing. Some hide fees deep into the terms and conditions. The solicitors that we put forward for conveyancing in Waltham neverdo this.
I am purchasing a house without a mortgage in Waltham. I have been living for the previous 15 years in Waltham. Conveyancing searches are expensive. As I know the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?
If you not getting a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Waltham conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will try and sway you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches done, but she is duty bound to take that path of advice. Do take into account; if you are going to dispose of the house at a future date, it may be of importance to your prospective purchaser what the searches disclose. On occasion premises with functional issues can still throw up negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Waltham will be able to give you some practical guidance concerning this.
The Waltham conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Waltham have suddenly shut down. I only went with them because I needed a firm on the Co-operative conveyancing panel and my family Waltham lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What are my options?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.
Is it possible to switch firm as I need to choose a firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Waltham five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Waltham on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Waltham. Using search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Waltham.
My husband and I are first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent advised that the seller will only move forward if we instruct their preferred lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor used to conveyancing in Waltham
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this request. Should the vendor require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to use your own,trusted Waltham conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthose that will earn the negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by HQ.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my garden apartment in Waltham. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have recently received a half-yearly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the service charge as normal as all rents and service charges should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
Waltham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments? Many Waltham leasehold apartments will incur a service bill for maintenance of the block levied on behalf of the freeholder. If you acquire the property you will have to pay this charge, normally quarterly accross the year. This may be anything from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common grounds. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, ordinarily this is not a significant amount, say about £50-£100 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it could be many hundreds of pounds.