The solicitor who dealt with my former purchase has given a fee estimate £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in Winterbourne. I am looking to sell a newly refurbished house for £250,000. This seems overpriced. Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Winterbourne?
The charges are a tad high. Where you are prepared to spend time comparing fee on a like for like basis you could trim some of the expense by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you couldlive to rue choosing an an unknown solicitor. Remember to be sure the conveyancer can act for your lender. Do use our comparison tool to choose a Winterbourne conveyancing firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Winterbourne.
I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (five years built) in Winterbourne. Almost all the appartments have already been occupied. Is it strictly necessary to order neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in Winterbourne?
Where you are obtaining a mortgage, your mortgage company will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Winterbourne conveyancing searches are optional. No doubt your conveyancer, will ’encourage’, perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to switch to another solicitor for your conveyancing in Winterbourne.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Winterbourne and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any high street Winterbourne lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used a factory type conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Winterbourne. We have lived in Winterbourne for 5 years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Winterbourne ahead of appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to give a loan on such a home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Winterbourne. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Winterbourne especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Winterbourne.
I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Winterbourne. I've land on a site which appears to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Completion is due on the disposal of our £250,000 apartment in Winterbourne on Friday in a week. The landlords agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Winterbourne?
Winterbourne conveyancing on leasehold flats usually requires the buyer’s lawyer submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address such questions most will be content to do so. They are entitled to invoice a reasonable charge for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is above £800. The management information fee levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that you have no choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to complete the sale of your home.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Winterbourne - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can regarding the company managing the building as they can either make your life much easier or much more difficult. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily issues like the upkeep of the common parts. Ask other people what they think of their service. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that the service charges are due to the managing agents and precisely what you get for your money. Is the freehold owned collectively by the leaseholders?