My partner’s mother is a solicitor. I anticipate that I can be offered friends and family rates for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in West Wickham?
It’s advisable to get two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that estimates will contrast greatly but service levels do are distinct between conveyancers as is the case with most professions.
Having sold my house in West Wickham last February yet the purchaser is calling daily to moan that their solicitor needs to hear from myconveyancer. What should have happened now that I have sold?
After completion of your disposal your solicitor is committed to deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where appropriate, your lawyer should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures unique to conveyancing in West Wickham.
Having spent time researching moneysavingexpert.com for a cheap solicitor in West Wickham, many advise that I should use a CQS assured lawyer. What is CQS?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's biggest banks. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. West Wickham is one of the numerous areas of the UK where there are Accredited solicitors.
My wife and I own a terraced Victorian property in West Wickham. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Chelsea Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in West Wickham and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with your conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in West Wickham before instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks will not grant a mortgage on such a house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in West Wickham. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in West Wickham to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
My step-father has recommend that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in West Wickham. Should I use them?
Much as we are happy to recommend a West Wickham conveyancing lawyer the best way to select a conveyancing lawyer is to get guidance from friends or family who have used the firm you're contemplating using.