Low cost conveyancing
Property purchases and sales can sometimes be complicated and expensive ordeals, particularly with commercial conveyancing, and as a result of the current economic climate there is a high demand for low cost conveyancing. Conveyancing often involves costs which are not obvious to anyone wishing to buy or sell property, or sometimes the costs are not clearly explained to the client.
Depending on the type of work that is being carried out, common disbursements during conveyancing, even low cost conveyancing, include: land registry charges, insurance, search fees for the land registry, bankruptcy searches, identity checks and ordering official copies of the entries on the title of the property. There are also a variety of other searches that have to be carried out, but these will vary depending on factors like the location of the property and its intended use. For example, some properties will require an environmental search if there is a possibility that the land upon which the property is built has been contaminated. This is often the case with new properties as they are sometimes built upon old landfill sites. Mining searches might also be required if the property you wish to buy is in a mining area. Finally, if you are buying near a church then you may be required to pay towards its upkeep. The Church used to own large tracts of land, and when this land was sold off or gifted upkeep payments were often a condition imposed upon the new owner.
These examples are just some of the costs involved in a conveyance. If you want low cost conveyancing then it is advisable to get your solicitor to explain what searches they are carrying out and why they are necessary. A prudent solicitor will only carry out the required searches so that you will not have to pay for any additional disbursements.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on low cost conveyancing then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist conveyancing solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local conveyancing solicitors please call us on 0808 129 5758 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 05/07/2012