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  1. Hi everyone. I'm looking for a solicitor to help with a purchase in Bradford. Recommendations please.
  2. Hello everyone. I’m Monica and am looking to start my property journey which I’m really excited about. I’ve the funds to invest but need a power team around me to keep me honest and steer me on the right path. I’m based in Birmingham so would appreciate any recommendations for a property accountant, mortgage broker, solicitor and builder in the Midlands. I’ve tried looking around myself but I’d rather use people who are tried and tested. Thanks in anticipation of your help.
  3. Thanks for taking the time to read. Will try and make as brief as possible and will reply quickly if there are any questions I purchased a building containing 3 flats and I am planning to rent the flats on a serviced accommodation basis. The contract details that the developer is obliged to complete snagging. I had a professional compile a snag list and sent this to the developer. The developer has been ignoring correspondence since. I have notified the developer that I am in the process of sourcing a mediator and said that I am planning on pursing the developer in the courts to
  4. Hi everyone, I'm looking at the daunting task of buying my first home. Would anyone have recommendations for a good broker & solicitor? Property location: Leeds Many thanks. Thierry C
  5. Hi guys, Me and my partner want to invest out first BTL in Crewe area, we are about to make an offer but didn't found suitable mortgage broker and solicitor yet. We have been contacted by some mortgage broker, however their service fees are payable upon application, which we don't really like. We prefer to pay the fees upon completion. Can anyone kindly recommend a mortgage broker and a Solicitor in Crewe area who you know they works good and charge reasonably? Thanks for your help! Anna
  6. Hello, I am currently in the process of purchasing my first buy-to-let under a limited company and Paragon (the mortgage provider that I am using) have requested that I have a "Certificate of Confirmation of Advice" provided by an independent solicitor which will end up costing £600 in legal fees (two hours work). I have brought this unexpected cost up with my mortgage broker and he assures me that this is a standard procedure for every mortgage under a private limited company and will have to be done whenever I move lender or for any future purchases, although I have personally never heard o
  7. Hello Everyone, I am looking to remortgaging my leasehold ex council flat, its worth about £55-60k, it does not have a mortgage. I would like to know do i need a solicitor to do any legal work & if so roughly how much will the solicitor charge? Many thanks. Sub.
  8. I have been recommended a solicitor through my broker and have subsequently been sent through the full list of costs if i were to choose them. I would love peoples opinions on them and if they look too high or priced competitively. Purchase Legal Fees £700.00 Legal Fees VAT at 20% £140.00 Supplements Mortgage Lender Fee £125.00 Bank Transfer Fee (Per Transfer) £45.00 Search Pack £300.00 VAT at 20% £94.00 Disbursements Pre Completion Searches £7.00 Land Registry Fees £20.00 Stamp Duty (SDLT) £2,100.00 Total: £3,531.
  9. Hi, I bought a BTL property last year via an SPV and paid £500 + VAT for independent legal advice for the personal guarantee. I'm now on BTL no.2 and would absolutely love to avoid being robbed at daylight this time round! Can anyone suggest and London based solicitors (or national ones offering the service via Skype) that can give advice at a reasonable price? Thanks
  10. Hi, Could you recommend reliable Solicitor who could deal with auction purchase in Liverpool? I'm searching as well for trustworthy efficient building company/builder to make some refurbishment. For the future I'll probably need as well Mortgage Broker (can be based in Liverpool or London but I guess location in this case is not that important). Thanks a lot for advise, Regards, Joanna
  11. If I sell my flat to the SPV, say for £450K and the SPV only has a cash balance of £400K, can the Solicitor actually complete on this sale? i.e. physically only £400K will change hands as it were. The remainder £50K will be shown as a Director's loan owed to me from my SPV LTD company. My accountant is OK with this however he isn't sure about whether the Solicitor can complete the sale without the whole value of £450K being transferred. 1) Has anyone actually done this and has it worked? If so, how e.g. did the Solicitor have to draw up a separate loan agreement so that the sale can go t
  12. Hi, I'm buying a BTL flat in Cardiff and looking for a Bristol based solicitor who has experience with buying through a Ltd Company. Can anyone offer a referral please? This is a first time purchase using a Ltd company for me. thanks!
  13. Good morning all, I've just found out that my usual conveyancing solicitor is not on the panel for the lender on my latest BTL purchase, so am looking for suggestions; BTL, leasehold flat Purchase with my LTD Co SPV Lender is Vida Homeloans Can anyone offer a recommendation? Both myself and the BTL flat are in Bristol, so that location would offer some benefit, but solicitor location is not a big issue for me. Ideally not a call centre convencing factory though! With thanks, James.
  14. HI there, I would like to come in contact with a reliable, efficient and trustworthy solicitor. Can you please share recommendations based on past and happy service(s) received. Thanks in advance
  15. Good afternoon My limited company is in the process of investing in the Birmingham area. We are currently looking for sourcing agents, surveyors, solicitors, project manager and council office that are trustworthy and on the ground to keep the work going. If anyone can forward recommendations, it's highly appreciated. Thank you very much for your help
  16. Hello All, Straight to the point, could anyone please recommend a good solicitor? I am very close to purchasing my first property Thank you for your time and have a great day! Charlie Murray Charlie.murray@hmproperty.co.uk
  17. Hi everyone, I am looking for any recommendations for solicitors that provide reliable auction Legal pack review service. I made a research, but not sure who to select really. Anyone had a good experience with this for a decent price and could recommend? It can be anywhere in the UK really. Any tips appreciated! Thanks
  18. Hi guys, Can anyone recommend any solicitors that understand/ specialise in Lease Option Agreements? Not particularly precious on where they're based. Thanks in advance
  19. Hello everyone, I am looking to sell my property in York. I moved to Australia three years ago and I'm looking for a reliable solicitor that can handle the legalities on my behalf and who can work remotely and completely online, as I will not be returning to the UK in the near future. There is no outstanding mortgage on the property and the tenants have recently left so it should be a straightforward process with no chain. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance, LJ
  20. Hello Hubbers! I'm looking for any recommendations for a Peterborough based Solicitor. This is my first property purchase, and with wide range of quotes Im wondering how to choose between them? Thanks in advance, Harry
  21. Hello Everyone, Seems like I may have slightly overpaid on solicitor fee's when purchasing my current residence. Now that I'm looking towards my next project, these are some costs which i'd like to get under control. A couple of questions for you kind people: 1. Not including search fees etc, what do you consider a typical and reasonable solicitor fee when purchasing circa £70k properties in the north-west? 2. I'd love to hear of any recommendations you have for reasonably priced but very communicative and generally "on-it" solicitors in my regi
  22. Hi guys, I'm looking for recommendations for reliable & professional solicitors who specialise in buy to let mortgages for landlords that are (i) Self employed and (ii) purchasing via an SPV. Finding it tricky finding to find any so far, therefore your recommendations are much needed! Thanks
  23. Evening folks, Wondering if anyone in the Liverpool area could recommend the following: Solicitor Property Specialist Accountant Mortgage Broker New to the city and hoping to begin investing ASAP, would be great to meet those with experience in the city that can help guide me along or indeed those who are like myself starting off. Catch up over a coffee and share ideas. Have £20,000 saved so would also be interested in a JV, ideally with more experienced investor who can help introduce me to their network. If you would rather contact
  24. Hi All, We are looking to buy our first property using our Ltd Co. that we have set up. We have found a property in need of refurb and we are looking to buy using bridging finance (we do have the cash to buy out right but prefer to use bridging), refurb and refinance later. We have gone to our usual solicitor who has worked for us on a few land and property deals before that have always been straight forward mortgages buying in our own names. However for the first time as a limited company their quote seems to have increased quite a bit (£1,500 +VAT + disbursements fo
  25. Hi all, Hope you can help! I own a leasehold flat with a remaining lease term of 84 years. Myself and the other leasehold flat owner would like to buy the freehold. The management company that currently own the freehold want to charge us a fee just to get a quote to buy the freehold - is this normal? And if so, is there a 'fair' price to be aware of? The flat is based in Kent, can anyone recommend a good solicitor to deal with the lease extension? Thanks very much in advance Ohil
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