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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Axminster

We are aiming to move house in July. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Axminster. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from the estate agent but this should only be done once the sellers lawyers advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be passed over. After that you can tell the removal company that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a particular removal organisation but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in Axminster or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in Axminster.

I have paid off my mortgage with Skipton. I assume I don't need a Axminster lawyer on the Skipton panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Skipton mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Skipton mortgage from the register. Skipton, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Skipton has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Skipton has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Skipton mortgage has been paid off.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in November 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Barclays are being difficult. The Axminster solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Barclays are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Have purchased a a detached house in Axminster , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my proprietorship? My Axminster conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my ownership is registered.

As far as conveyancing in Axminster registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry communicate with any other parties. As of today roughly three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Registration takes place after the new owner is living at the property thus 'speed' is not usually an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer must speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How easy is it to swap conveyancer as I need to retain a firm on the Britannia conveyancing panel. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Axminster five minutes from me but he is not approved by Britannia

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Axminster on the Britannia panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Axminster. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Axminster.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Axminster. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Axminster ?

The majority of houses in Axminster are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Axminster in which case you should be looking for a Axminster conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should advise you fully on all the issues.

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    Are there any major works in the planning that will likely increase the maintenance charges? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments?

We are seeking to acquire a repression house in Axminster and the mortgagee in possession demand completion within a month. Do conveyancers meet that timeframe? Would it be better to instruct a high street Axminster firm or an online company that professes to offer speedy conveyancing?

Attend your Axminster high street. Go in to 3 companies and request to talk to a conveyancing solicitor for an estimate. Set out your requirements and seek a commitment on speed. Choose the one that seems most trustworthy. Be sure to choose a solicitor on the list of solicitors approved by your lender.

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