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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnstaple

We are due to move property in December. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you suggest a removal company in Barnstaple. Conveyancing lawyer was found before I stumbled across this site.

On the afternoon of completion you can collect the keys from your estate agent however this can only take place after the sellers lawyers inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be given over. Subsequently you can tell the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal organisation but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in Barnstaple or a legal practice that specialises in conveyancing in Barnstaple.

How can we know in advance if a Barnstaple conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Barnstaple getting recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.

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

If you have finished paying off your Coventry BS 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 Coventry BS mortgage from the register. Coventry BS, 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 Coventry BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Coventry BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Coventry BS mortgage has been paid off.

My partner and I are selling our house in Barnstaple and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a web based conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple. Having lived in Barnstaple for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with 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 life insurance to cover that same illness)

I am buying a new build apartment in Barnstaple. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Barnstaple

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Barnstaple I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Barnstaple in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

My husband and I may need to rent out our Barnstaple 1st floor flat temporarily due to taking a sabbatical. We used a Barnstaple conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?

The lease dictates the relationship between the freeholder and you the flat owner; in particular, it will set out if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. Most leases in Barnstaple do not contain an absolute prevention of subletting – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the tenancy agreement.

Barnstaple Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    If a Barnstaple lease has fewer than eighty years it will impact the value of the apartment. Check with your lender that they are content with remaining years on the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely require a lease extension at some point and it is worth finding out what this will be. For most Barnstaplelease extensions you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the property for 24 months before you are legally able to carry out a lease extension. It is important to be aware if a new roof is being put on or some other major work is pending that will be shared between the leaseholders and may well materially increase the the maintenance fees or require a specific invoice. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

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